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Browns WR Antonio Callaway Has Drug Possession Charge Dropped, Gets Probation

Last season rookie wide out Antonio Callaway got himself in a lot of hot water after he was pulled over and charged with drug possession after a traffic stop on August 5th.

The wide out, according to TMZ, got some good news as most of the drug possession charges have been dropped, but he is going to have to deal with probation for driving on a suspended license.

Here’s the TMZ Story:

As we previously reported, the 22-year-old wide receiver was pulled over in Ohio at 2:59 AM on August 5 for a routine traffic violation.

During the stop, cops found a small amount of weed, gun parts and bullets in Antonio’s Dodge Charger — and he was cited for weed possession and driving on a suspended license.

Callaway told the officers the weed was not his — it was left over from someone else who had been driving the car. Antonio’s attorney, Kevin Spellacy, tells us the amount of weed in the car was so “insignificant” it became clear to prosecutors they “couldn’t make a case on the drugs.”

Now, we’ve learned Callaway appeared in court on January 25 — where prosecutors decided to drop the weed charge but pursued the suspended license situation.

Callaway pled guilty to the license charge and was sentenced to 1 year probation and was ordered to pay around $400 in fines, plus other court fees.

There’s more … Callaway also pled guilty in court to a speeding charge he picked up for a SEPARATE incident in the fall — when he was busted for going 58 mph in a 35 mph zone before the Browns played the Chargers on Oct. 14.

Court records show Callaway was ordered to pay a fine in that case.

Bottom line — he’s basically out of the woods … as long as he keeps his nose clean for the next year.

Callaway caught 43 passes for 586 and 5 TDs for Cleveland in an impressive rookie season this past year … and is expected to be a major part of the offense during the 2019 season.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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