Florida suspends WR Antonio Callaway, six others for opener

Florida star wideout Antonio Callaway is one of seven players suspended for the Gators' season opener against Michigan, the team announced Sunday.

Linebackers James Houston and Ventrell Miller, offensive lineman Kadeem Telfort, defensive end Keivonnis Davis, defensive linemen Jordan Smith and Richerd Desir-Jones, and offensive lineman Kadeem Telfort are the other six players who were dealt the one-game punishment. The players were suspended for misusing school-issued funds, per the Associated Press.

"We have a small group of players that have made some choices that are extremely disappointing," Florida head coach Jim McElwain said in a statement. "Action has been taken -- they have missed some practice and will miss the Michigan game. We will use this as a learning opportunity and we will have some players step up as we move forward."

This is not Callaway's first run-in with trouble during his time in Gainesville. The talented receiver was cited for marijuana possession back in May. He was also suspended from football activities during the 2016 spring semester following a sexual assault accusation, but he was later found not responsible at a hearing this past August.

If Callaway can put it all together, he has the potential for a bright future in the NFL. McElwain compared him to Julio Jones at SEC Media Days. NFL Media Draft Analyst Lance Zierlein ranked Callaway as the No. 3 wideout in college football for this upcoming season.

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