GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida receiver Antonio Callaway, suspended much of the spring semester because a fellow student said he sexually assaulted her, has been cleared to play in the opener against UMass.
Coach Jim McElwain said Callaway was cleared Friday. A university hearing officer cleared Callaway of sexual assault on Aug. 12, saying Callaway was not responsible based on a preponderance of evidence. The woman had until Friday to appeal the ruling.
Callaway was suspended in January for violating the university’s code of conduct policy. The student did not go to police. Instead, she reported the incident to the university’s office of student affairs. Callaway was partially reinstated in June, allowed to return to campus and work out with teammates.
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