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Arizona football: Charges dropped against All-American Ka'Deem Carey

2013-06-14T12:43:00Z 2013-06-15T13:02:43Z Arizona football: Charges dropped against All-American Ka'Deem CareyArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

All charges have been dropped against Ka'Deem Carey in a domestic violence case, the city announced today.

The Arizona Wildcats running back was facing misdemeanor assault and disorderly conduct charges stemming from an alleged domestic violence incident in December involving his ex-girlfriend, who was pregnant at the time.

The charges followed an order of protection requested by the woman against Carey on Dec. 26. He was served with the order on Dec. 31.

In the initial petition, the 23-year-old woman wrote that Carey entered her room on Dec. 23 looking for a lighter to smoke an illegal substance. She told police that she asked Carey to leave several times, but he refused and shoved his way into the room, knocked her to the floor and slammed her fingers in the door.

The Star is not naming the woman because she is not being charged.

“A key witness for the prosecution is unavailable , and even if the witness were available, there is no substantial likelihood that a judge would convict Mr. Carey,” the city said today in a news release.

Carey, a Tucson native and former Canyon del Oro High School star, was named a consensus first-team All-American as a sophomore for the UA last season. He led the nation in rushing yards with 1,929 and set school records for yards and rushing TDs.

The running back participated in spring practice with the Wildcats, which ended in April. 

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