According to league sources, the NFL has suspended Cleveland Browns wide receiver Antonio Callaway four games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.
Callaway is eligible to participate in all preseason practices and games. He will be eligible to return to the Browns’ active roster on Monday, Sept. 30, following the team’s Sept. 29 game at Baltimore.
The Browns drafted Callaway fourth in the 2018 draft, despite a string of off-the-field issues, including a misdemeanor marijuana conviction.
Callaway issued the following statement: “I take full responsibility for my actions. I made a mistake and I own that. I have taken steps to make myself better and I appreciate the Browns standing by me and supporting me during this time. I know there’s nothing I can say to regain trust; it will all be about my actions.”
Browns GM John Doresy responded: “We’re disappointed in Antonio. Freddie and I have had a direct conversation with him about where we stand. He understands our expectations of him. We will continue to support him as long as he remains committed to taking advantage of the resources made available to him by our club and the league to help him become the best version of himself as a person first and foremost.”