Antonio Callaway was recently pulled over for speeding

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Typically, it’s not really all that noteworthy or relevant when an NFL player gets pulled over for speeding. (My views in that regard changed once I purchased a car that can go really fast, even though I almost always drive it within the confines of any and all posted speed limits.)

But with Browns receiver Antonio Callaway, the situation is a bit more complicated. He has a pre-NFL history that caused him to slide in the draft. And he has a training-camp citation for marijuana possession that but for his immense talent could have gotten him fired.

According to TMZ, Callaway was pulled over for going 58 miles per hour in a 35 mph zone. It happened while Callaway was driving to the October 14 game against the Chargers.

Unlike his August incident, there was no marijuana or gun parts in the car. Still, for a guy with a few strikes, it’s never good to have another incident. Even though he’s still good enough for the Browns to find a reason to look the other way on what for others would be strike three.

37 responses to “Antonio Callaway was recently pulled over for speeding

  1. It isn’t like he was going 100mph. Don’t see this as a problem for even a player on the practice squad.

  2. This is really good news for Browns fans. Callaway is a super talented kid who was a 1st round talent, but he slipped in the draft due to behavioral issues. He was hustling to get to the game on time, and got caught speeding. I’ll bet half his teammates were also speeding on the way to the game but didn’t get caught. Can you imagine the headlines if this kid got benched for being late to the game? Coaches call this an aggressive mistake. That’s acceptable. Forgetting to set your alarm clock and being late is unacceptable. If the judge is a Browns fan, he’ll erase where it says “speeding” on the ticket, and write in “hustling”.

  3. Not a Browns fan, but this is such a non-issue. Not even worth writing about. It’s very easy to go 58 in a 35 mph zone. Every single one of us has done it. It’s just that it looks worse than it is when you see it on paper.

  4. You are all missing the point . As a stand alone issue for most speeding is not a big deal but Callaway isn’t most . With the number of bad decisions he’s made up to this point he’s under the microscope through nobody’s fault but his own . Getting pulled over twice within 2 months shows he’s still hasn’t learned how to stay out of trouble which is why he will probably be another on the list of talented players who threw away their careers because they never learn from their mistakes .

  5. @
    bobtomatoes123 says:
    October 27, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    Great news for fantasy owners, now he gets to play every offensive down of the next game

    Not really, he hasn’t made an impact yet, he drops everything he see’s.

  6. sounds like good news for Dez Bryant. With Fuller out for the season and now a possible suspension for Callaway, I have a feeling Dez is going to get a call from one these teams and he better pick up or else he will not play in 2018. Dont know why he turn down teams with their 1 year prove it deal offers. Now he gonna try again with his “prove it 1 year deal” trial for a potential 2020 mega deal which is not going to happen since he is going to be aged by then and no teams will throw money at him with all the young players out by then

  7. If he was driving where I drive every day to work, he would have been passed by people going 65 in a 35mph zone.

  8. Idiots. He hasn’t been a Brown for weeks. Somebody else’s problem now. We in CLE have enough other stuff to deal with. Good riddance

  9. You can take kid out of Florida, but you can’t take the Florida out of the kid; another testament to America’s Dunce Cap.

  10. Still not that noteworthy. Not proud of it but I get pulled over for speeding a lot. And have been since I was 16. I have a speed problem, which does not equate to a drug problem. I just drive a cool 6-speed and I like driving from Dallas to Houston in a little over 2 hours. This is literally not a story. I have no drug problem, no drinking problem, no DV problem, nothing else. I just like driving fast.

  11. melikefootball says:
    October 27, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    58 in a 35 not a deal try stopping when a child walks out on the road
    ____________________________________________________________________________

    First if the speed limit was 35 it wasn’t a residential neighborhood and second if a kid runs out in front of you going 35 they’re still getting hit and as long as you don’t leave the scene you would not be faulted for it.

    For reference see Dante Stallworth who ran over and killed a man because the man decided to run across a five lane highway.

  12. To the commenter saying that forgetting an alarm clock is inexcusable, but running late for a game and speeding is… why not just be on time. It’s not commendable to care so little about the game that you’re late enough to have to speed.

  13. Not a Browns fan, and this is a non-issue.
    Its not an ‘incident’.
    He’ll get a ticket and a lot of points on his license.
    Its nothing worth reporting.
    There is a road near me where they lowered the speed limit to 25.
    Its frequently empty and you can easily drive 48 for a couple of minutes before seeing a car up ahead and slowing down.

  14. “First if the speed limit was 35 it wasn’t a residential neighborhood and second if a kid runs out in front of you going 35 they’re still getting hit and as long as you don’t leave the scene you would not be faulted for it.”

    Average stopping distance at 35 mph = about 140 feet. Average stopping distance at 60 mph = about 300 feet. I bet if that kid was yours, you might think that the driver going 58 in a 35 was the reason your kid was dead.

  15. Are you seriously putting this story out there and trying to bunch it in with other transgressions? Speeding is speeding and it’s done all the time by people that don’t smoke marijuana or have guns. People get tickets they pay the fine and it’s a point or 2 on your driving record, end of picture, end of story. Don’t try to throw this incident in the same pile and I can’t even imagine this issue would have no weight as far as any disciplinary action as it relates to the other matters. Slow news day in Cleveland or what???

  16. Bet if they pulled the car apart they’d of found something. He got lucky getting off with a ticket, be grateful.

  17. “Do you know what the penalty for speeding is in this state?”

    “no”

    “Well, neither do I but it’s probably pretty harsh…”

  18. “There is a road near me where they lowered the speed limit to 25.
    “Its [sic] frequently empty and you can easily drive 48 for a couple of minutes before seeing a car up ahead and slowing down.”

    Exactly this. As if. The only reason. To drive carefully and courteously. Was because. another car is using the road. Motor vehicles are not. And never have been. The only authorized users of public roads.

    double the speed limit is OK? Really?

  19. somehomer says:

    just charge me a speeding tax if you allow me to buy a rocket ship
    -=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    You are ‘allowed’ to buy a hunting rifle. Should there be an added tax in case you use it to kill another human being? How about you take control of the rocket ship, rather than vice-versa…

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