Florida has fired deputy Title IX coordinator Chris Loschiavo, who was involved in the Antonio Callaway sexual assault investigation, and is conducting an internal investigation, according to the Tampa Bay Times’ Claire McNeill.
The university sent Loschiavo a termination letter Aug. 23, but did not provide a reason for his dismissal. Callaway’s lawyers reportedly complained to the school about Loschiavo’s supervision of the sexual assault case. They argued that Loschiavo’s work as a consultant with the National Center for Higher Education Risk Management created a conflict of interest.
The university did not comment on whether those complaints were the reason for Loschiavo’s termination.
Callaway’s attorneys had also said previously that Loschiavo’s role as “the investigator, the prosecutor and the judge” in the case made it an unfair situation for the Florida wideout.
Loschiavo was supposed to judge Callaway’s Title IX hearing, but the university later appointed Jake Schickel, a Jacksonville lawyer and Florida athletics booster, to oversee the case instead. Callaway’s accuser boycotted the hearing because of Schickel’s relationship with the football program. Callaway was cleared of wrongdoing Aug. 12.