Florida WR Antonio Callaway Reportedly Tests Positive For Marijuana

Former Florida wide receiver Antonio Callaway tested positive for marijuana at the Scouting Combine, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter (on Twitter). Callaway’s new agent, Malki Kawa, has said the positive test was due to a diluted sample. 

Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (on Twitter) added that Callaway said he was over-hydrated at the combine and that he will address the positive test with teams.

In terms of talent, Callaway is one of the top receivers slated to be available in this week’s draft. But this is far from his first off-the-field incident that might keep teams from picking him until Day 3 of the draft, if at all. While at Florida, he was cleared of a sexual assault allegation but didn’t do himself any favors at his Title IX hearing, saying he was too “stoned” to have intercourse.

Callaway was also charged with two third-degree felonies for his involvement in a credit card scam while at Florida. He was suspended from Florida’s team for all of last season. NFL.com’s Tom Pelissero reported on Friday that Callaway had already been completely taken off the draft board of three teams.

Pelissero also reported that Florida had privately told teams in the Southeast to steer clear of Callaway, as he needed to get as far away from South Florida as possible. Some NFL teams still believe he can turn things around and have a positive impact on the field, though.

“He’s not a bad kid, either. He’s just been around a lot of trouble,” an AFC scout told Pelissero. “And he admits to the fact that trouble finds him. He just hangs with the wrong people. It’s a shame, because he’s ridiculously talented.”

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12 comments on “Florida WR Antonio Callaway Reportedly Tests Positive For Marijuana

    • Polish Hammer

      It’s a character and aptitude test, if these guys are that bold and/or dumb they deserve to lose the $$$$ they will when they drop in the draft. Funny thing is it’s probably one of the teams still interested in grabbing him at a reduced rate that leaked this confidential result.

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      • dust44

        They aren’t real confidential. Every year atleast 1 comes out.

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  1. WazBazbo

    “He’s not a bad kid, either. He’s just been around a lot of trouble… And he admits to the fact that trouble finds him…”

    Yeah, with money and all in the NFL, those temptations will just magically disappear.

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  2. manos

    Lol so? Honestly, the fact that they even include marijuana in their testing is laughable. They might as well include cigarettes, alcohol and fast food too. They’re all far more detrimental to your health.

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  3. teezilla

    5th round gamble – Tyreek Hill had worse issues coming in

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  4. sufferfortribe
    sufferfortribe

    “He’s not a bad kid, either. He’s just been around a lot of trouble.”

    Sure, because good kids are always around trouble.

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  5. Polish Hammer

    He was merely “overhydrated”….um yeah, trying to flush the system will do that… ;)

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