There haven’t been any new violations, as the league has stopped suspending players for marijuana, but they did decide to make the time spent away from the NFL from 3 to 7 games.
Callaway was released by the Browns last year after the suspension began, and signed with the XFL’s Tampa Bay Vipers. But after the first few days of practice, he suffered a lower leg injury and was placed on IR.
The signing of Callaway, which was approved by then-commissioner Oliver Luck, was one of the three main issues Vince McMahon brought up in legal filings between McMahon and Luck. Their legal battle over $20 million owed to Luck is still held up in the courts.
Callaway has had issues since his college days in Gainesville. The Florida product was projected a 1st-round pick until a sexual assault charge was filed against him. While he was exonerated, it hurt his draft stock.
Twice suspended for marijuana by the NFL, along with issues of missing and being late for meetings, the 4th-round selection by the Browns was eventually cut.
He will be available in Week 8 for the Dolphins but currently is on the team’s practice squad. It is possible we could see Callaway back in the XFL if this stint with the Dolphins doesn’t work out.
It’s going to take a lot of work on Callaway’s part to make any time on the field in either league happen. We’re all for comeback stories and the underdogs, so we hope he does find his way through to the other side.
Whether in Miami as a Dolphin, or back in the XFL for the 2021 season.
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