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Oct 28, 2010 11:59 AM

Former UK Basketball Player Camara May Be Deported

LEX 18 has confirmed that former UK basketball player Jules Camara, who was arrested early Monday morning on a DUI charge in Lexington, has been placed on a detainer by immigration and customs enforcement officials and could be deported

Lexington police say they arrested Camara, 31, early Monday morning at the intersection of New Circle Road and Alumni Drive and charged him with DUI. The police report says Camara's was unconcious in his car, which was still running and was stopped in the grass median. It also says that there was a cup of vodka in the console of his Ford Taurus.

Camara, who was born in Africa, played for Kentucky from 1998-2003. He redshirted the 2000-2001 season after he violated the school's alcohol policy. The 6-foot-11 forward averaged six points and just under four rebounds per game. He was one of Kentucky's all team leading shot blockers with 155 career blocks.

Officials at the Boone County jail, where Camara was moved to on Wednesday, confirmed the detainer placed on Camara. Immigration officials say that anyone who has a detainer placed on them is deportable. However, Camara has the right to go before an immigration judge, where facts of his case will be presented. There is no word yet on when that will happen. Also, immigration officials will not talk about why Camara could be deported.

Monday's DUI arrest was the second for Camara, who was also charged with DUI while playing for UK.


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