Antonio Callaway: I won’t let John Dorsey down


If not for off-field trouble that left him off the University of Florida team last year and a positive drug test at the Scouting Combine, wide receiver Antonio Callaway may have been off the board long before the Browns were picking in the fourth round.

Callaway did have those issues, though, and that meant Cleveland was able to roll the dice on him during the final day in the draft. Callaway joined his new team at their rookie minicamp this weekend and said he’s “learned from mistakes day by day” as he grows from being what he called “young and immature.”

Callaway also said that he appreciates Browns General Manager John Dorsey taking the chance on him and vowed to make sure that the G.M. won’t regret it.

“This is just telling that he believes in me, that I can do the right things,” Callaway said, via “Just not going let him down. For somebody to put their job on the line, I can’t let him down.”

Callaway’s gotten some mentoring from Antonio Brown, who serves as a pretty good example of how little where you’re drafted matters if you can play the game well. That part’s been easier for Callaway than life away from the field and he has a big chance to shift the focus back to that side in the coming months.

18 responses to “Antonio Callaway: I won’t let John Dorsey down

  1. If this kid stays on the straight and narrow, he could end up being the steal of this years draft. Easily a first round talent, but his off field issues hampered his draft status.

  2. what he called “young and immature” = knucklehead

    knucklehead = using AB as a role model

    once a knucklehead = always a knucklehead

    good luck with that Browns!

  3. just think about the receivers in cleveland if him and gordon stay clean.

    1. Josh Gordon – arguably the best receiver in football
    2. jarvis landry – arguably equal to josh gordon, if not better
    3. corey coleman – yes, he dropped a bad drop against the stool samples, but he can play when he gets a chance.
    4. antonio callaway – being mkentored by antonio brown will most certainly help him, as ab84 is straight beast. could be the steal of the 2018 draft if he keeps his ass out of trouble.

    Combine that offense with tyrod taylor or baker mayfield and carlos hyde, duke johnson, and chubb.

    this team on paper could easily have a winning record based on offense alone. and that defense is straight nasty.

  4. Pot is not addictive. I don’t understand these players that smoke while all along they know a test could come. Wait til after the testing periods then you can fire it up again.

  5. Denial is a drug in Cleveland! Manziel said his preseason partying wouldn’t effect his on the field play. Hue said “trust me I can fix him” when he drafted Cody Kessler. Hue also said, “we are moving on from Josh Gordon” last year.

    Why does anyone still trust this organization?

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