Found August 04, 2012 on Fox Sports Wisconsin:
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Detectives investigating an assault that left star Wisconsin running back Montee Ball with a concussion have identified "several persons of interest" and believe the altercation may be related to a fight five days earlier, Madison police said Saturday. Investigators determined that a fight occurred late on July 27 and into the morning of July 28 involving Wisconsin students, members of the football team and others, according to a police statement. Ball was present but there is no indication he participated in the fight, police said. One person was injured during that fight and was treated at a hospital. Five days later, five men roughed up Ball near campus. Ball was walking down a street Wednesday around 2:15 a.m. after "socializing" with friends, police said. Two friends walking ahead of him turned around and saw Ball on the ground. The men had surrounded him and were kicking him in the head and chest. "Although Montee Ball was...

Montee Ball attacker: “One down, nine to go”

One of the five men who attacked Wisconsin Badgers running back and Heisman Trophy finalist Montee Ball reportedly said, “One down, nine to go,” indicating that others could be targeted in future attacks. The Capital Times is reporting that a witness heard one of Ball’s attackers make that statement, but police have no knowledge of other threats against football players.

Concussion sidelines Badgers RB Ball after attack

Wisconsin running back Montee Ball hasn't been cleared to practice as he recovers from a concussion sustained when he was roughed up by five men in an early morning incident near campus last week. Badgers coach Bret Bielema says the team will work Ball back into practice slowly, and hopes he will be ready for the Sept. 1 season opener against Northern Iowa. While police continue...

The Crystal Ball: Week Nine

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Wisconsin’s alternate uniform unoriginal, uninspiring

Montee Ball deserves better, so does everyone else It’s one thing to come up with an alternate uniform that looks as bland as a quick custom uniform design in NCAA Football ’13. It’s another to practically copy and paste what another conference rival did and change a couple of color patterns. On a day that will live in college football uniform infamy, the Wisconsin Badgers...

Under the Radar Badgers to Watch in Camp

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College Fantasy Football: Poised For A Rebound Season

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Notes: Day One in the Books

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2012 BCS AQ Conference Profile: Big Ten

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Tip Sheet: Saints, Steelers preaching takeaways

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