Florida wide receiver Antonio Callaway said he smoked marijuana weeks before a drug test at the NFL Scouting Combine, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported on Wednesday.
“I take full responsibility for everything,” Callaway said, per Rapoport.
Callaway also said he has received guidance from Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown regarding the matter.
Callaway’s agent confirmed on Tuesday that his client’s drug test sample at the Scouting Combine came back diluted.
Callaway has talent, as evidenced by his 89 receptions, 1,399 receiving yards and seven touchdowns in two seasons with the Gators. But off-field issues have hurt his NFL stock.
He was suspended and did not play for Florida during the 2017 season.
NFLDraftScout.com ranks him as the 35th-best wide receiver prospect in the draft and projects that he will be taken in the seventh round or not at all.
Callaway’s history includes a sexual assault allegation (although he was cleared), a misdemeanor marijuana citation, and alleged involvement in a credit-card scam. The latter might be dismissed at the completion of a pre-trial intervention.