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Hawaii quarterback pleads no contest after gambling arrest

May 15, 1997

HONOLULU (AP) _ A contrite Tim Carey apologized Wednesday after pleading no contest to two gambling charges.

The University of Hawaii quarterback, along with 10 others, was taken into custody during a police raid on a Chinatown gambling house last weekend.

Following his arraignment in District Court, Carey, a transfer from Stanford who was expected to contend for the starting job in the fall, said he ``used poor judgment.″

``I made a bad decision,″ he said. ``I did gamble; it was the first time. I’ve never gambled before.

``I let a lot of people down _ my family, my teammates, myself. I’m very sorry. I want to put it behind us and have a good season.″

District Court Judge I. Norman Lewis ordered Carey to make a $200 contribution to the state’s general fund and also granted his motion for deferred acceptance.

If Carey remains arrest- and conviction-free for one year, both charges will be dismissed.

On Tuesday, Carey was placed on indefinite suspension by the university.

Coach Fred vonAppen said the suspension would last until an internal investigation is completed.

Carey is the second Stanford transfer to be cited. Last December, Quincy Jacobs, who, like Carey, was ineligible to play for the Rainbows because of the transfer rule, was involved in a brawl in the stands during a Hawaii game.

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