Friday, it was announced by the city of Tucson that all charges had been dropped against Ka’Deem Carey, which stemmed from a domestic violence incident last December involving his pregnant ex-girlfriend.
In announcing that the charges had been dropped against the Arizona running back, the city stated that “[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.”
In their own statement following the city’s decision, Carey’s attorneys said the following:
“We are very pleased with the City Attorney’s decision to unilaterally dismiss the charges against Ka’Deem. Ka’Deem did nothing wrong and the City Attorney’s determination to drop the case is an acknowledgement of that fact. It is unfortunate that this proper and obvious conclusion was not reached prior to the filing of the unjustified charges.
“With great humility, Ka’Deem thanks God for this correct outcome and extends his utmost gratitude to his family, friends, teammates, coaches and the entire Wildcat Nation for their unwavering support during this very difficult time. While Ka’Deem is thankful to be so thoroughly vindicated, he remains steadfastly focused on earning his degree and a successful 2013 football season.”
Carey led the nation in rushing in 2012 with 1,929 yards and participated in spring practice despite the legal situation.