Browns receiver Antonio Callaway cited for marijuana possession, suspended license

Callaway cited early Sunday morning just before 3 a.m., due in court Thursday

Daryl Ruiter
August 07, 2018 - 3:43 pm

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Berea, OH (92.3 The Fan) – Cleveland Browns receiver Antonio Callaway was cited for marijuana possession and driving with a suspended license by Strongsville police in the early hours of Sunday morning 92.3 The Fan has learned.

Callaway was stopped by police at 2:59 a.m. for failing to yield to oncoming traffic while turning onto Howe Road from a gas station.

After observing that Callaway was driving with a suspended license, officer Eric Schubert located "a small amount of suspected marijuana" under the driver’s seat according to the police report obtained by 92.3 The Fan.

Strongsville police said that the matter is currently under investigation.

Callaway, who participated fully in Tuesday afternoon's practice and scored a toucdown on an end-around in 11-on-11 work, is scheduled to appear in Mayor’s Court Thursday at 9:30 a.m. The Browns travel to New York for their Thursday night reseason opener with the Giants Wednesday. 

“We’re aware of the citation are in the process of gathering more information and will comment further at the appropriate time,” a Browns spokesman said in a statement.

Callaway had just been elevated to a starting role with the first-team offense in training camp following the trade of receiver Corey Coleman to Buffalo Sunday night.

"The matter will be reviewed under the NFL-NFLPA substances of abuse policy," NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told 923 The Fan. "We cannot comment on an individual’s status [in the program for substances of abuse]."

The fourth-round pick in the 2018 draft had a diluted drug test at the 2018 NFL combine, which contributed to him falling in the draft in addition to his checkered past.

Callaway was suspended for 2016 spring practices at Florida following a sexual assault allegation that he was eventually cleared from after a Title IX investigation and hearing. He also plead no contest to possession drug paraphernalia in July 2017 and he was suspended for the 2017 season after he and 8 other players were accused of credit card fraud.