Browns rookie WR Antonio Callaway cited for marijuana possession

Nov 7, 2015; Gainesville, FL, USA; Florida Gators wide receiver Antonio Callaway (81) works out prior to the game against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

One day before being elevated to a starting role on the Cleveland Browns roster, fourth-round rookie Antonio Callaway was cited for marijuana possession and driving with a suspended license, ESPN’s Toni Grossi reported Tuesday.

Callaway fell in the draft due to off-field concerns, including a positive drug test during the NFL Scouting Combine in February. He was also suspended by Florida for the entire 2017 season due to his involvement in a credit card fraud case.

Per Grossi, the police report states Callaway was pulled over “at 2:59 a.m. on Aug. 5 when officer Eric Schubert observed him failing to yield to oncoming traffic while turning onto Howe Road.” He was found to have “a small amount” of marijuana under the driver’s seat.

The amount was small enough that this is a misdemeanor. That being said, it’s likely Callaway will face some form of league discipline for his actions, especially since he is already in the NFL’s drug program due to his failed combine test.

Grossi reports the Browns likely did not know about this arrest when they promoted Callaway to the first-string offense, and that the club has not yet issued a statement on the matter.