Marijuana charges against Browns wide receiver Antonio Callaway have been dismissed, his attorney told Cleveland.com Thursday.
Callaway’s charges stemmed from an August traffic stop when he was pulled over for failing to yield to oncoming traffic. Officers found a small amount of marijuana under the passenger seat of the car, resulting in a charge of minor misdemeanor possession. He was also charged for driving with a suspended license.
“The whole time I maintained he didn’t know (the marijuana) was there. It wasn’t his,’’ Callaway’s lawyer Kevin Spellacy said Thursday. “The officers on the video said he wasn’t smoking it.
“It was literally the size of the tip of a pen. That’s how minute it was and at the end of the day, they knew they had a problem proving a case against him that he knew he possessed marijuana which he didn’t know.’’
While the possession charges were dropped, the 22-year-old was sentenced to probation for driving on a suspended license.
“They did the right thing,’’ Spellacy added. “They dismissed it, he took responsibility for the things he has done which was he didn’t have a valid driver’s license at the time, and then a second case that was months, months, months later, he had (speeded) and he pled to that.’’
Callaway, selected by Cleveland out of Florida in the fourth round of the 2018 draft, started 11 games last year, compiling 43 catches for 586 yards and five touchdowns.