Florida Gators respond to bias accusation in Antonio Callaway case
The University of Florida (through spokesperson Janine Sikes) issued this response Friday afternoon to an accusation of possible bias in the Antonio Callaway sexual assault hearing:
The University of Florida is prohibited to comment on the existence or substance of student disciplinary matters under state and federal law.
However, I can tell you that our student conduct process may be handled by a hearing officer, who could be a university employee or an outside professional, or by a committee of faculty and students.
Any hearing officer and all committee members are trained and vetted for their impartiality. A hearing officer or committee member would not be disqualified or lack objectivity simply because he or she had been a student athlete decades earlier or purchases athletic tickets as more than 90,000 people do each year.