Jan 7, 2013 7:21 PM by Lorraine Rivera

UA football star to face charges

TUCSON - Ka'Deem Carey, Arizona's star running back and All-American football player will face charges later this week stemming from an altercation with his ex-girlfriend, Tucson Police said Monday.

Carey appeared in Tucson City Court Monday morning. His attorney, Jeffrey Marks, requested that an injunction for harassment and an order of protection be dismissed against Carey's ex-girlfriend and her mother. The judge granted the request.

News 4 Tucson obtained court records filed by Carey and his ex-girlfriend. In the records, Carey's ex-girlfriend confirms the two are expecting a child. In a statement, she requests the court order because: "defendant came into room to obtain a lighter to use illegal substance in home. I asked him multiple times to leave the room and he refused, pushed/shoved way in and knocked me to the floor. Threatening my pregnancy and myself. Slammed my fingers in the door when trying to prohibit smoking illegal substance in the home."

The statement Carey provided to the courts said, "fighting putting hand on him. Calling family to fight me. Threatening to harm my football career."

The Arizona Athletics department said they were aware of the situation and would be cooperating with authorities and would not comment further.

Meantime, the mother of the ex-girlfriend, released a statement to News 4 Tucson saying, "
"Ka'Deem voluntarily quashed the protection order against my daughter and the injunction for harassment against me...that was the entire situation this am."

Carey's ex-girlfriend spoke with News 4 Tucson over the phone the said once news of order of protection against Carey became public she began receiving threats via social media. She said she is scheduled to discuss the matter with the dean of students on Tuesday.


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