Arizona Wildcats running back Ka’Deem Carey will face charges later this week stemming from a Dec. 23 domestic violence incident, according to a Tucson police spokesman.
The Dec. 23 incident involved Carey and his pregnant ex-girlfriend, Marissa Rambow.
In an order of protection filed Dec. 26, she alleged that Carey “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.”
Rambow, 23, appeared in an interview Monday on KOLD-TV Channel 13. She told reporter Matt Mendes she has become a target on social media.
“It’s probably one of the most hurtful things that has ever happened to me,” she said.
“I personally have not tweeted or Facebooked or said any demeaning things about my ex-boyfriend, about anybody. I have kept my head held high and tried to stay strong through this, but sometimes it gets to the point where you’re like, ‘I don’t deserve this and it’s not fair.’”
Also on Dec. 26, Carey filed a protection order against Rambow and a harassment injunction against her mother, Dana Rambow. Those issues were dismissed in Tucson Municipal Court on Monday morning upon Carey’s request.
Carey, 20 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.
Arizona athletic director Greg Byrne said in a statement Sunday: “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.”