GAINESVILLE -- Star receiver Antonio Callaway and former starting quarterback Treon Harris are suspended for spring practice due to undisclosed reasons, Florida announced Tuesday.
The Gators open camp Wednesday.
Coach Jim McElwain refused to discuss specifics of the suspensions, only saying that two Miami natives haven’t participated in offseason workouts since January and “are still taking care of some schoolwork and other stuff.”
When pressed on the players' future, McElwain repeatedly said, “That’s the last we’ll talk about it.”
Last season, Callaway emerged as Florida’s most dynamic playmaker since Percy Harvin, recording 678 receiving yards and four touchdowns. The freshman also set a school-record for punt return yardage, scoring twice on 28 returns including a touchdown in the SEC Championship Game. Callaway even threw for a score in Florida’s loss to Michigan in the Citrus Bowl.
Meanwhile, Harris started the final eight games of 2015 after starter Will Grier was suspended for violating the NCAA’s performance-enhancing drug policy on Oct. 12. Florida’s offense sputtered almost immediately, and the Gators went 4-4 down the stretch.
Harris finished the year with 1,676 yards, nine touchdowns and six interceptions. The sophomore completed just 50.6 percent of his passes and was rumored to transition to receiver this spring, with McElwain saying, “Possibly. We’ll see about that. We’ll talk about it when it happens.”
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