Browns WR Antonio Callaway Suspended Four Games


Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Browns WR Antonio Callaway is being suspended four games for a violation of the NFL’s substance-abuse policy.

According to Rapoport, Callaway already appealed the ruling. 

Statement from Browns GM John Dorsey:

“We’re disappointed in Antonio. Freddie and I have had a direct conversation with him about where we stand. He understands our expectations of him. We will continue to support him as long as he remains committed to taking advantage of the resources made available to him by our club and the league to help him become the best version of himself as a person first and foremost.”

Statement from Callaway:

“I take full responsibility for my actions. I made a mistake and I own that. I have taken steps to make myself better and I appreciate the Browns standing by me and supporting me during this time. I know there’s nothing I can say to regain trust; it will all be about my actions.”

Mike Garafolo reports that Callaway’s suspension is for a separate violation of the substance abuse policy, unrelated to his citation for marijuana possession last year.

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 2018, Callaway appeared in all 16 games for the Browns and caught 79 passes for 586 yards receiving and five touchdowns.

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