Arizona All-America running back Ka’Deem Carey, the nation’s leading rusher in 2012, had a second scrape with law enforcement in less than a month, according the campus newspaper, the Arizona Daily Wildcat.
The Wildcat, citing a campus police report, says that Carey and his cousin were removed from McKale Center during Thursday night’s basketball game against UCLA after a confrontation with event staff and campus police.
Earlier this month, Carey pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor assault and disorderly conduct charges in connection with a domestic altercation involving Carey’s ex-girlfriend. He is scheduled to make a court appearance on those charges on Feb. 6.
According to the police report cited by The Wildcat, the latest incident began when Carey and his cousin, Hakeem Adams-Johnson, were “double seated and sitting on the backs of the chairs.” They were approached by a Arizona staff member and asked to move. After four unsuccessful requests, a university police officer was summoned.
Carey allegedly swore at the officer and told him: “Do you know who I am? I’m an All-American.” Once the pair were escorted outside the building, the officer said he had to twice warn Carey to “back off.”
Carey was referred to the Dean of Students Office for a code of conduct violation.
A spokesperson for the university police department acknowledged the existence of the report but said he could not comment on the specifics because it was “not a criminal matter.”