A protective order was served last week against Arizona football star Ka'Deem Carey, Tucson News Now has learned.
The order was issued by a Tucson Municipal Court judge Dec. 26 and served by Tucson Police to Carey on Wednesday.
Carey was only served and signed for the protective order. He was not arrested, Tucson Police told Tucson News Now.
There was no record of Carey appealing the order at this time.
The University of Arizona athletics department said it was aware of the situation involving the NCAA rushing champion.
Coach Rich Rodriguez released a statement, saying, "I've spoken with Ka'Deem and am aware of the case. We take these matters very seriously and will support the authorities however we can. Once more specific information is available, we will act accordingly."
Arizona Athletics Director Greg Byrne said, "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."
Carey, a Canyon del Oro High School graduate, was the NCAA rushing champion this season. He averaged 148 yards per game.
The 5-foot-10-inch, 203-pound Carey rose to national prominence after rushing for a Pac-12 record 366 yards against Colorado on Nov. 10.
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