What a waste

To the astonishment of absolutely no one, “Antonio Callaway has been offered a deal by the State Attorney’s Office that would see his misdemeanor marijuana possession charge dropped if he pleads guilty to misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia”.

The prosecutor explains:

State Attorney Bill Cervone said the plea deal Callaway has been offered is typical for a first-time offender, which Callaway is.

“Callaway will be treated as any other first-time cannabis offender, which he legally is despite admissions made in other contexts, and allowed to plead to possession of paraphernalia if he chooses,” Cervone told The Sun…

Um, yeah, those admissions

Callaway was suspended from the football team in January of 2016 for a violation of the university’s Student Conduct Code that was later learned to involve an alleged sexual assault.  Ironically enough, Callaway’s defense was that he was “so stoned” on marijuana that he didn’t want to have sex on the night in question; in mid-August, Callaway was found not responsible in a Title IX hearing, clearing the way for a return to the football field.

Really, you can’t make this shit up if you tried.

The article goes on to report that Callaway and his attorney, Huntley Johnson, are considering the offer.  Why not grab it?  Welp, one reason may be that Callaway isn’t being offered deferred prosecution, meaning that if he takes the plea this month, he leaves his coach with having to make a suspension call for the Michigan game.  It’s likely that’s a decision Jim McElwain would prefer not to make.

Can Johnson help a Gator coach out one more time?  Stay tuned.

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10 responses to “What a waste

  1. bulldogbry

    “first time offender”. How does Johnson keep a straight face when he does his job?

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  2. HVL Dawg

    Another thing about that UF Title IX investigation….

    http://www.theledger.com/news/20170604/2-uf-title-ix-officials-out-of-jobs

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  3. steve

    Hence, the oxymoron: ‘injustice of the justice system’. Or in other words, ‘We aim to please, ….just not anyone other than ourselves.’

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  4. I’ve never been so stoned that I didn’t want to have sex. Especially if I was a college kid. Worst excuse ever.

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    • Cojones

      Ganja has the quality of making you relax and get sleepier as you use it. Some people refer to that as “stoned”, but that’s not the definition in my lexicon. When I’m relaxed and sleepy most of my parts are also, plus, I don’t remember stoned. I agree with Callaway’s statement if he had been smoking for some time, however, if the alleged rape took place early in the sequence and before he was under the ganga, that would be another matter.

      Does anyone think she was smoking with him? That could also affect what happened or didn’t happen and amounts to macht nichts in my book.

      Callaway has a point about not being interested in sex when smoking, but this whole Hundley Johnson thingy is a familiar old story that makes you want to grind your teeth.

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  5. Uglydawg

    Having read the links to the story concerning the alleged sexual assault and the law enforcement community’s response and handling of the whole rotten mess brings two thoughts to mind. 1. The alleged victim and her parents learned a lot from how the Jamis Winston situation went down.
    2. UF is sickeningly Baylor-esqe.

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  6. Hillbilly Dawg

    Did I say “I hate Florida”?? If I did not, then….I hate Florida.

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  7. Mayor

    If Huntley Johnson didn’t exist the University of Florida would have to invent him.

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