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Nation’s leading rusher served an order of protection

Ka'Deem Carey, Drew Robinson AP

Coming off a season in which he was statistically the best running back in the country on the field, Ka’Deem Carey is now facing a legal issue off of it.

KVOA-TV in Tucson is reporting that the Arizona running back was served with an order of protection on Jan. 2 of this year.  The order stems from an incident that occurred the morning of Dec. 23.

No details of what led to the order being served on Carey have been released.

The Tucson Citizen posted the definition of an order of protection taken from the Pima County (Ariz.) website:

An order of protection is a court order intended to prevent acts of domestic violence. A person who believes that they themselves or a family member are or may become victims of domestic violence may submit a request (petition) to any court for the issuance of an order of protection.

As a sophomore in 2012, Carey led the nation in total rushing yards (1,923) and yards per game (148.4), while his 23 rushing touchdowns were second at the FBS level.  A 366-yard performance against Colorado in early November set a single-game Pac-12 record.

The school is aware of the incident and is monitoring the situation.

“I’ve spoken with Ka’Deem and am aware of the case,” Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez said in a statement. “We take these matters very seriously and will support the authorities however we can. Once more specific information is available, we will act accordingly.”

Athletic director Greg Byrne said in his statement that “[t]his is now a matter for the local authorities and we will fully cooperate and assist them as needed.”

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2 Responses to “Nation’s leading rusher served an order of protection”
  1. mydixienormus says: Jan 6, 2013 10:15 PM

    Is it me? Or does it seem like discipline problems have a way of finding Rich Rod teams?

    Of course I am being facetious. Discipline problems always find their way to Rich Rod teams.

  2. redslamson says: Jan 7, 2013 1:55 PM

    Looks to me like this is payback for his filing of an injunction against harassment against his ex-girlfriend’s mother. Would have been nice to include THAT in this article.

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