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Antonio Callaway has been given the green light to return to the Gators in full capacity. The announcement comes seven months after he and Treon Harris were suspended from the team in regards to a sexual assault allegation, but all indications are that the allegation has no merit. Callaway did nothing wrong, and now that the precautionary measures have been taken to ensure this, he’s allowed to come back.
And now what everybody has been hoping to hear for months, in cookie-cutter form: per the Gainesville Sun, Antonio Callaway has been cleared to play in games. Unfortunately, the same source also says that the situation is unlikely to be resolved by the start of the season. Whether Callaway plays against Massachusetts with the situation still up in the air is yet to be determined.
It’s worth noting that Jim McElwain has stated that there’s no change in Callaway’s status, that he’s just practicing, but McElwain tends to err on the side of caution with this stuff. And The Gainesville Sun has about as good a track record with sources as you could ask for.
It’s not really much of a surprise, but it’s great to hear something official. Callaway and Harris had their statuses up in the air, and even though Jim McElwain refused to say anything publicly, rumors began leaking in the past few months that the status of neither would be affected as the allegation was baseless. Harris, of course, wound up transferring, but Callaway played a huge role a year ago and is expected to do so again this year, meaning his return was far more anticipated.
So welcome back, 81.