Arizona Wildcats star running back Ka’Deem Carey was not present at Tucson City Court for his pretrial hearing on charges of disorderly conduct and assault. The trial will take place on July 12, although Carey’s attorney, Corey Simon, said the date might change.
“Sometimes the process takes a while,” Simon said. “Ka’Deem is innocent of the charges, and we steadfastly maintain that. He’s entitled to his day in court, he’s going to have his day in court and we’re looking forward to resolving this matter.”
The charges stem from a December incident between Carey and his pregnant ex-girlfriend Marissa Rambow, who was in attendance at the hearing.
When the judge, T. Jay Cranshaw, called Carey’s name, Simon and the prosecutor approached the bench, and Simon explained why Carey was not present.
After some deliberation, Rambow — who is seven months pregnant — approached Cranshaw. He granted her request to lift a no-contact order against Carey. Rambow started crying as she spoke with Cranshaw. She said she thought the court proceedings were over-the-top.
Cranshaw could be heard saying, “As for if the prosecution goes forward, that’s up to them.”
Rambow declined to comment after the proceedings.
Carey was a consensus All-American in 2012 after he ran for 1,929 yards and 24 touchdowns, 23 rushing and one recieving. Arizona will begin its 2013 season on Aug. 30.