HOOVER, Ala. — Florida coach Jim McElwain offered no more insight into what discipline star wide receiver Antonio Callaway has received — or will receive — as a result of his marijuana citation in May.
Speaking Tuesday with a gathering of local media inside the Hyatt Regency Birmingham-The Wynfrey Hotel before his formal SEC Media Days appearance, McElwain would not directly address Callaway’s status for Florida’s Sept. 2 season opener with Michigan in Arlington, Texas.
“So far he’s been doing the things that have been set forth, so what have we got, about eight Saturdays? There’s a lot of things that a lot of guys have to do moving forward, and I mean at this juncture there’s no reason to even speculate,” McElwain said.
Asked a follow-up if that means Callaway’s status for the season opener remains undecided, McElwain simply reiterated his initial comment about the wide receiver’s progress.
“He’s going through some things right now and so far he’s been doing a good job,” he said.
Callaway was cited for marijuana possession after a traffic stop in Gainesville on May 13, the latest example of poor judgment from the junior wide receiver.
Last year he was the focus of a Title IX investigation in an alleged sexual assault case before ultimately being found not responsible. During the proceedings of the case, Callaway admitted to using marijuana on the night in question.
The more concerning part of this matter might have been the company he was keeping. The junior wide receiver was stopped in the vehicle with a 40-year-old male named Kendrick Williams, who has a lengthy history of running afoul of the law.
McElwain previously addressed the situation in May during his spring speaking tour, saying he was “really disappointed” and that “we’ll get it handled.”
Callaway led the Gators with 54 catches for 721 yards and 3 touchdowns last season.