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Charges dropped against Arizona RB Ka'Deem Carey

By Chip Patterson | Staff Writer

Arizona RB Ka'Deem Carey no longer faces assault charges from an incident in December. (USATSI)
Arizona RB Ka'Deem Carey no longer faces assault charges from an incident in December. (USATSI)

Arizona's Ka'Deem Carey got some good news this week as city prosecutors dropped charges against the running back in a domestic violence case.

The All-America running back was facing misdemeanor assault and disorderly conduct charges stemming from an incident with his ex-girlfriend in December. On Friday, the Tuscon City Prosecutors Office issued a statement saying it was dismissing all charges against Carey.

Carey finished his sophomore season as the nation's leading rusher with 1,929 yards and set a school record with 23 touchdowns. He figures to be a key piece of the Wildcats' offense this fall, particularly with the team's leading receiver, Austin Hill, suffering a torn ACL during spring practice.

The Wildcats went 8-5 in 2012, the first season under Rich Rodriguez, finishing the year with a thrilling 49-48 comeback win against Nevada in the New Mexico Bowl.

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