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The former Cleveland Browns fourth-round pick was claimed by the Tampa Bay Vipers of the XFL… The Tampa Bay Vipers have signed former NFL wide receiver of the Cleveland Browns, Antonio Callaway, to a contract. Antonio Callaway’s professional football career is once again clouded by uncertainty. We were excited to have him with us.”. By subscribing, you are agreeing to Yahoo's Terms and Privacy Policy. “He did everything that we asked him to. In November 2019, Callaway was suspended 10 games for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy and waived by the Cleveland Browns. The Tampa Bay Vipers: Should They Return To Tampa? The Cleveland Browns released Antonio Callaway during the regular season after he was suspended by the NFL for 10 games due to violating the league’s substance-abuse policy. Already serving the remainder of a 2019 suspension, Callaway has been hit with another suspension for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy. (ft. Cole Boozer). 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In the last five years, Callaway has been: subject to a Title IX investigation for an alleged rape in 2016, where he was cleared after his accuser boycotted the proceedings because a Florida booster was picked to run the hearing, cited for marijuana possession in May 2017, suspended for his final year at Florida after while facing felony credit card fraud charges in September 2017, later entering a pre-trial diversion program, tested positive for marijuana at the NFL combine in April 2018, cited for marijuana possession again and driving with a suspended license in August 2018, which was later dismissed, reported to camp out of shape in July 2019, suspended four games for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy in August 2019, benched by the Browns for arriving late to a game in November 2019, waived by the Browns in November 2019 while appealing a 10-game suspension for another substance abuse violation, which he lost. Over the 2018-19 seasons, Callaway appeared in 20 games for the Browns, catching 51 passes for 675 yards and 5 touchdowns. Fast forward to present, Antonio Callaway’s NFL comeback has been pushed back a few more weeks. 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After a year in which he single-handedly incinerated all of his value to the Cleveland Browns, wide receiver Antonio Callaway has signed with the XFL’s Tampa Bay Vipers. Good luck with that, XFL. Join me on our journey to 2020 and beyond. He was engaging with the players and came here to work and get himself ready to play. It's now 2019, I'm living in the greater Houston area and I am one of the few journalists covering the upcoming XFL. All of that added up to Callaway missing 11 games to suspension and one to a benching this season, totaling only 89 receiving yards in four games. He appealed the suspension and lost. Callaway will be eligible to return to play once Miami plays seven games in 2020. “Antonio came here focused, working hard to make the team,” Vipers head coach Marc Trestman said via the team website. The Browns waived Callaway on Nov. 14. Now it appears Callaway will enter the upcoming NFL offseason with no XFL resume and a suspension still hanging over him. 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We have another transaction to report as the XFL’s inaugural season approaches. The signing did not come without its critics as Callaway was currently serving a 4-game suspension in the NFL. The XFL is scheduled to begin on Feb. 8. Over the 2018 and ’19 seasons, Callaway played in 20 games, including 13 starts, recording 51 catches for 675 yards and 5 touchdowns. Each week, we are giving away an ultimate homegating kit by Texas Pete. #Dolphins PS WR Antonio Callaway has been suspended without pay for an additional four games of the 2020 regular season for violating the NFL policy on substances of abuse. Back in November, Callaway was suspended by the NFL for 10 games for violating the league’s substance policy. Callaway was once seen as a promising component of the Browns offense, hauling in 586 receiving yards and five touchdowns during his rookie year last season. Originally from Detroit, I grew up a Lions fan, which has now led me on a lifetime journey to find better football. Transaction Alert The Browns clearly wanted Callaway to get it together, as evidenced by a tense meeting aired on HBO’s “Hard Knocks” in which then-GM John Dorsey told him, “You’re under the microscope. It was even speculated that the signing had rubbed Vince McMahon the wrong way, being brought up as one of the reasons he has terminated Oliver Luck prior to filing for bankruptcy. It's worth noting -- if the XFL maintained its zero-tolerance policy on players having a criminal record, Callaway wouldn't be getting this opportunity. The Vipers announced that they claimed Callaway off the XFL’s waiver wire.


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