What we know (and don't know) about the Treon Harris, Antonio Callaway suspensions
Tuesday's announcement that Florida football players Treon Harris and Antonio Callaway are no longer with the team raised plenty of questions and sparked plenty of rumors.
Here's what we know (and don't know) about the situation:
Neither Harris nor Callaway are under police investigations by the university or the city of Gainesville, according to both police departments. Neither one has been listed or mentioned in any recent police reports from those departments, either.
Callaway remains enrolled as a full-time student at UF, according to the registrar's office. That office was not authorized to say anything about Harris, but Rivals' Landon Watnick reports that Harris is still enrolled, too.
Coach Jim McElwain's tone was different Tuesday. Here's what he said in December about Jordan Scarlett, who was cited for marijuana possession and suspended for the Citrus Bowl: "And Jordan Scarlett, who made some choices. He's not going to play in the game but he'll be back with this team. I tell you, he's a great kid and handled it the way you should handle it. Stood up, honest, and I'm proud of him for that. But he'll be back with us as we get going for winter classes, which start the fifth..."
And here's what McElwain said about two players who were ineligible for the bowl game because of academics: "Obviously a couple guys that we're missing during this game. Anthony Harrell and Mason Halter, who needed a C- and got a D+ so they weren't able to come to this bowl game. And yet, they'll come back and work on their masters this coming semester, and that's just part of the NCAA rules."
McElwain included some details in both of those cases, including their next steps. Compare that to what McElwain said Tuesday: "Guys, we're without a couple of guys who haven't been with our team since January in Treon and Antonio. They're still doing some school work and that kind of stuff. But they haven't been with us since January and they won't be with us as we're rolling, so you won't see those guys out there at practice. Guys, that'll be the last that we talk about that."
When asked, McElwain said he didn't know if Callaway or Harris might return this spring. McElwain did not say that they made choices - that's the regular phrase he uses to denote suspensions.
McElwain was asked whether the players were suspended. His response: "They just haven't been with the team. That will be the last we talk about it." UF later clarified that the players were suspended, but no one has said what department issued the suspension.
McElwain said Harris and Callaway "haven't been with us since January." But in February, ESPN reported (through an unnamed source) that Harris could be moving from quarterback and "is currently spending time at wide receiver during workouts."
This story, obviously, is still developing. Stay tuned.