Already severely damaged by his off-the-field issues at Florida, wide receiver Antonio Callaway’s pro football stock has taken another big hit only two days before the start of NFL draft.
According to multiple reports, Callaway’s drug test at the NFL Combine last month has been red-flagged for being a diluted sample, which means it is considered a positive result. ESPN is reporting that Callaway’s positive drug test is for marijuana.
Callaway’s positive result puts him into Stage 1 of the NFL’s drug program. He can exit the program if he does not test positive for up 90 days.
Considered by some draft analysts to have potential first-round talent, Callaway now could slip much deeper than the third round, where some have projected he will be drafted.
Callaway has a history of marijuana use at Florida. He was cited May 13 of last year for possession of less than 20 grams. He ended up pleading no contest and paying a fine.
Also, during a Title IX investigation into an alleged sexual assault case in 2016, Callaway told an investigator that he was too stoned to have sex with the alleged victim.
Another legal issue cost Callaway his junior season last fall when he was suspended indefinitely for credit card fraud along with eight of his teammates. He accepted pretrial intervention in late October. He declared for the draft in early December.