Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that former Browns WR Antonio Callaway is appealing a 10-game suspension for another violation of the NFL’s substance-abuse policy. Callaway had his hearing in the last week.
Rapoport says that this is not the only reason the Browns waived him, but it is an important factor in the decision.
Callaway was benched for Sunday’s game against the Bills for disciplinary reasons. Before that, he served his four-game suspension for a violation of the NFL’s substance-abuse policy before being activated last month.
Callaway, 22, is a former fourth-round pick of the Browns back in 2018. He agreed to a four-year, $3,177,856 contract that included a $717,856 signing bonus.
Callaway stands to make a base salary of $570,000 for the 2019 season.
In 2019, Callaway has appeared in four games and caught eight passes for 89 yards receiving and no touchdowns.