Jim McElwain 'disappointed' in Antonio Callaway news, won't address status for Michigan opener
CLEARWATER - Florida Gators coach Jim McElwain said he was disappointed in Thursday's news that receiver Antonio Callaway was cited on a complaint of marijuana possession, but McElwain would not specifically address Callaway's status for the Sept. 2 season opener against Michigan.
"We'll get everything handled," McElwain said Thursday evening before an alumni gathering at the Kapok Center. "I'm just really disappointed."
Callaway has previously had an issue with marijuana; he admitted to being "stoned" during a code of conduct hearing into a sexual assault allegation (for which he was found not responsible).
UF's policy calls for educaation and counseling for the first positive marijuana test and a suspension for the second. But those only apply to failed drug tests, not citations or admissions.
McElwain has previously suspended running backs Jordan Scarlett and Mark Thompson for similar citations.
"Just really disappointed," McElwain said. "And yet, at the same time, there's another opportunity to learn. There's another opportunity to educate. We'll get it handled."