Ka'Deem Carey has charges dropped in domestic dispute case

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The Arizona Wildcats running back will no be charged with a alledged domestic violence dispute.

The city of Tucson announced Friday that it has dropped all charges against Arizona running back Ka'Deem Carey for a domestic dispute in late December, reports the Arizona Daily Star.

"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," the city said in a news release.

The nation's leading rushing with 1,929 yards in 2012 was served with a protection order against his ex-girlfriend on Jan. 2 and days later was charged for allegedly getting in a physical altercation with the woman, who was pregnant with Carey's child. According to a police report, Carey entered the woman's room looking for a lighter to smoke an "illegal substance." The woman asked Carey to leave and tried to keep him out but the running back shoved his way into the room.

The rising junior was formally charged with misdemeanor assault and disorderly conduct and he pleaded not guilty.

Carey later got into hot water after being kicked out of a basketball game, as reported by the Arizona Daily Wildcat, and he faced student code of conduct penalties in that incident.

Rich Rodriguez has dealt with all the matters internally.

On Thursday, the Pac-12 media availabilities were released and included fifth-year senior receiver Terrence Miller and senior linebacker Jake Fischer. Of course, that will keep the attention off Carey's off-the-field issues.

Territorial dispute

The Arizona Republic's Jeff Metcalfe has the downlow on a dispute regarding the Territorial Cup standings between the Wildcats and rival ASU Sun Devils. The issue in play is about whether ASU's men's track team should count in the final standings.

Since State Farm dropped its branding of the aggregate of sports competitions between the two schools, the award remains pretty much unofficial. Tied at 9.5 apiece, the tiebreaker is the more official Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings for all NCAA programs, which ASU leads by a slim margin.

The Wildcats have won the three previous Territorial Cups, but this is the first year without a sponsor -- hence the vague rules.

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