Originally posted on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 5/5/12
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. OnWisconsin" A picture surfaced earlier on Twitterof Ball, wearing a blue hat, being led away in handcuffs by a police officer in the street. Ball tweeted: "picture explains it all.. cuff us. no one else." The block party is a tradition at the University of Wisconsin that dates to 1969, but it has come under scrutiny in recent years by city leaders, police and the university. Last year, two people were stabbed during the party. Ball tied the FBS single-season record for touchdowns scored with 39 and helped guide the Badgers to the Rose Bowl. He opted to return to Wisconsin in January for his senior season rather than put his name into the NFL Draft. Follow Jesse Temple on Twitter.
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