Cleveland Browns coach Hue Jackson decided to punish Antonio Callaway for his traffic stop last Sunday by making him play for most of Thursday’s preseason opener against the New York Giants.
Callaway didn’t inform the Browns that he was cited for marijuana possession and a suspended license last week, and Jackson didn’t become aware of the incident until the news broke Tuesday.
Browns Rookie Antonio Callaway Cited for Pot Possession https://t.co/VPZdKK3CxF
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Dashcam video of the stop showed police also found bullets and a gun part in the car.
“Make him play as long as he could. There were a couple of times he kept waving to come out, and we said, ‘No, stay in.'”
He finished with three catches for 87 yards, including this 54-yard touchdown reception from Baker Mayfield.
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The fourth-round pick out of Florida was limited in practice Sunday by a rib injury. Jackson indicated that Callaway likely suffered the injury in Thursday’s game. Hue Jackson is really not a great coach. I think his record speaks for itself.