Published: Wed, April 25, 2018
Sports | By Brooke Harris

Wide Receiver Antonio Callaway's NFL Combine Drug Test was Positive for Marijuana

Wide Receiver Antonio Callaway's NFL Combine Drug Test was Positive for Marijuana

Callaway didn't do himself at the National Football League combine, with multiple reports that he tested positive for marijuana at the scouting event surfacing Tuesday.

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 told people close to him that he was "over-hydrated" and that he will address the issue with teams.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Tuesday evening that Callaway tested positive for marijuana at the NFL's scouting combine. If prospects were judged exclusively on their ability to play football, Callaway would likely be regarded as a first-round pick. Now, some teams surely will take the 21-year-old Callaway off their draft board.

More news: Israel threatens Syrian regime over Russia's delivery of S-300

The Cowboys might scratch one wide receiver off of their NFL Draft wish-list. He was cited May 13 of previous year for possession of less than 20 grams. He testified during that case he was high on marijuana during the incident and was later found not responsible for the alleged misconduct.

Asked recently about his past mistakes, Callaway said: "I mean, I matured. Just know I'm not a bad person", he said at pro day. "Got a lovely girl [his daughter, Aulani, was born in February] to look after, so I ain't got no choice but to be a man".

Callaway also said the recent birth of his first child, a daughter, changed him.

More news: Nokia X6 Renders Leaked Ahead Of Launch

In his two seasons at Florida in which he played, Callaway racked up 89 catches for 1,399 yards and seven touchdowns, averaging 15.7 yards a catch.

The Miami native was one of nine Florida players suspended during the 2017 season while being investigated for fraud. He accepted a pre-trial intervention, which will scrub the felony charges from his record.

More news: Oxlade-Chamberlain injury 'really bad' confirms Klopp as Liverpool & England dealt blow

Like this: