Browns select troubled Florida WR Antonio Callaway in 4th round
CLEVELAND — The Browns are taking a chance that Florida wide receiver Antonio Callaway will stay out of trouble.
Callaway, who has had numerous legal issues, was drafted by Cleveland in the fourth round of the NFL draft on Saturday. Callaway failed a drug test at the NFL combine, a major misstep that dropped him in the draft but didn’t dissuade the Browns from picking him.
The failed test was just the latest problem for the 21-year-old Callaway, who was suspended all of last season as part of an investigation into felony credit card fraud. Callaway also was cited for marijuana possession in May 2017, stopped by police while riding in a car with a career criminal. And he was part of a Title IX investigation in 2016 that centered on an alleged sexual battery.
Callaway caught 89 passes for 1,399 yards and 11 touchdowns in two seasons with the Gators. He hasn’t played since the Outback Bowl in 2017.