Antonio Callway, six other Florida Gators suspended for MI game

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Seven Florida football players will miss the 2017 season opener against MI because of suspensions, the Gators announced Sunday. Florida offered only that the seven players in question have been suspended due to a violation of team rules. Coach Jim McElwain has an already scheduled press conference for Monday at 12:15 p.m.

The other players suspended are defensive end Keivonnis Davis, defensive tackle Richerd Desir-Jones, linebacker James Houston, linebacker Ventrell Miller, defensive lineman Jordan Smith and offensive lineman Kadeem Telfort. "Action has been taken - they have missed some practice and will miss the MI game", coach Jim McElwain said in a statement.

Callaway, a junior from Miami, has had multiple issues at Florida, but this will be his first suspension for a game. Last season, he led the team in receptions (54) and receiving yards (721), and also was a co-leader in receiving touchdowns (3). He was suspended from the team, along with former quarterback Treon Harris, in January 2016 in the wake of a sexual assault claim made against the two. He was found to be not responsible by the school and returned to the team in August.

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Callaway has dealt with off-field problems in the past, including a citation for marijuana possession in May.

The biggest blow here is obviously the loss of Callaway, who is one of Florida's most risky weapons on offense, accounting for 721 yards and three touchdowns, along with 218 yards returned.

This story will be updated.

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