MADISON, Wis. Wisconsin running back Montee Ball, a finalist for this year's Heisman Trophy, was arrested for trespassing Saturday after refusing to leave the porch of an apartment.
Madison Police Department Lt. Trevor Knight confirmed to FOXSportsWisconsin.com that the arrest came during the Mifflin Street Block Party, an annual event held the first Saturday of each May in Madison. Knight said it was not an alcohol-related issue and that Ball was cooperative.
Ball was given a citation and will have to pay a 429 fine because the property owner did not want Ball on his porch, Knight said.
According to Knight, more than 200 people had been ticketed for trespassing Saturday. Several residents on Mifflin Street posted no trespassing signs, which allowed police to issue tickets to unwanted property guests.
Ball posted on his Twitter account late Saturday afternoon: "I guess an example needs to be set for mifflin...do what u gotta do. everyone knows how I am and how I carry myself. ...