An order of protection was issued against Arizona Wildcats All-American running back Ka’Deem Carey on Jan. 2, the result of an incident that occurred on the morning of Dec. 23, KVOA-TV was the first to report Sunday.
“I’ve spoken with Ka’Deem and am aware of the case,” Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez said in a statement released by the school. “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 a statement: “The University and Department of Athletics are fully aware of the situation. This is now a matter for the local authorities and we will fully cooperate and assist them as needed. At this point we will have no further comment.”
On-line records show the order of protection was filed in Tucson Municipal Court on Dec. 26.
KVOA also reported that Carey filed a harassment injunction that same day against Dana Rambow, the mother of his former girlfriend, Missy Rambow. On-line records confirm that filing, as well as an order of protection against Missy Rambow. Which filings came first on Dec. 26 is not clear.
The hearings on the harassment injunction and the protection order against Missy Rambow were scheduled for Monday morning.
Searches of local databases show no pending court appearances, or arrests, for Carey.
Carey ran for a national-best 148.38 yards per game this season as a sophomore, rushing for a school-record 23 touchdowns. He became the 11th consensus All-American in school history.
From the Pima.gov 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.”
The order is in effect for 12 months, with the defendant able to file a Request for Hearing to contest, change or modify the order.