STATEMENT BY AN NFL SPOKESPERSON:
Antonio Callaway of the Cleveland Browns has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2019 regular season for violating the NFL's policy and program on substances of abuse.
Callaway is eligible to participate in all preseason practices and games. He will be eligible to return to the Browns' active roster on Monday, Sept. 30, following the team's Sept. 29 game at Baltimore.
Statement from Cleveland Browns WR Antonio Callaway:
"I take full responsibility for my actions. I made a mistake and I own that. I have taken steps to make myself better and I appreciate the Browns standing by me and supporting me during this time. I know there's nothing I can say to regain trust; it will all be about my actions."
Statement from Cleveland Browns GM John Dorsey on Antonio Callaway:
"We're disappointed in Antonio. Freddie and I have had a direct conversation with him about where we stand. He understands our expectations of him. We will continue to support him as long as he remains committed to taking advantage of the resources made available to him by our club and the league to help him become the best version of himself as a person first and foremost."