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Florida Gators' Antonio Callaway allowed on campus, but long-term status still unresolved

Loren Elliott | Tampa Bay Times

The suspension of Florida Gators receiver Antonio Callaway has been modified so he can attend classes on campus and use the school's facilities, according to his attorney, Huntley Johnson.

Callaway has been serving an interim suspension since Jan. 27 as the university investigates whether Callaway violated the school's code of conduct during an unspecified incident in early December. Johnson has previously said that the allegation has "no merit." 

Gators coach Jim McElwain said during last week's SEC coaches' meetings that Callaway was not enrolled in UF's classes for the first summer session.

"We are working through the process that the University has in place to reach a final resolution in this matter," Johnson said in a statement.

In a phone interview, Johnson said he hopes the process is resolved "sooner rather than later," but he declined further comment.

The school's general guidelines call for most reviews to be conducted within 60 business days. 

The 5-foot-11, 195-pound Callaway was UF's top receiver last year. As a true freshman, he led UF in receiving yards (678), caught four touchdowns - including the winner against Tennessee - and scored on two punt returns.

Johnson's statement does not address Treon Harris, who has also been suspended since January. Harris has previously served two suspensions - one for what ESPN reported was a failed drug test, and another in 2014 after another student accused him of sexual assault. He was reinstated after the woman dropped her complaint.

In two inconsistent seasons at quarterback, Harris completed 174 of 346 passes (50.3 percent) for 2,695 yards, 18 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.

Harris' attorney has not publicly commented and was not immediately available Tuesday. 

[Last modified: Tuesday, June 7, 2016 12:27pm]


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