Hue Jackson has odd discipline for Browns rookie
Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson had a bizarre way of disciplining one of his rookies.
Antonio Callaway had three catches for 87 yards and a touchdown in the Browns’ preseason win over the New York Giants on Thursday night. Callaway’s touchdown came late in the fourth quarter while teaming with Baker Mayfield.
Callaway is moving up on the Browns’ depth chart, so it was odd to see a guy who could be a starter when the regular season begins playing so late in a preseason game. Jackson says that was a disciplinary measure.
#Browns Jackson said he made Callaway play into the 4th quarter for disciplinary reasons. “You either sit him or make him play”
— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) August 12, 2018
So you want to send a player a message and you give him … more opportunity to play? Yeah, that’s a strong message.
Callaway was cited for marijuana possession, but he has said it wasn’t his, and the Browns supposedly are buying the story.
Callaway had problems in college and at the combine, where he tested positive for marijuana.