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University of Wisconsin running back Monty Ball was the victim of an “unprovoked assault” early Wednesday morning. Madison Police report Ball was attacked by five men while walking down the 500 block of University Avenue in Madison, Wisconsin at 2:15 a.m. Ball was “knocked to the ground and kicked” in the body and head. Ball was taken to the hospital with head injuries and may have suffered a concussion. It is not clear at this time if Ball will be able to participate in the Badger’s first practice on Monday.
The Madison Police report is here. The attackers were described as five black men from 5’8″ to 6’3″ with small to heavy builds. They were wearing various colored polo shirts and ran away south on N. Frances Street toward the Kohl Center.
“My concern right now is for Montee’s health and well-being,” Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema released in a statement. “Montee has been released from the hospital and is under the care and supervision of our sports medicine staff. We will continue to evaluate him as we approach the start of fall camp this weekend. I do expect Montee to make a full recovery.”
Last season Ball was a finalist for the Heisman trophy. He led the nation in rushing yards and TDs with 1923 yards and 33 rushing TDs. He tied the FBS season record for total TDs with 39 TDs.
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MADISON, Wis. University of Wisconsin running back Montee Ball, a Heisman Trophy finalist last year, was the victim of what Madison Police are investigating as an "unprovoked assault" early Wednesday morning.
According to a Madison Police report, witnesses said five men attacked Ball while he was walking in the 500 block of University Avenue at 2:15 a.m. CT. Ball was...
Madison, WI (Sports Network) - Wisconsin star running back Montee Ball was the victim of "an unprovoked assault" early Wednesday morning.
According to the Madison police report, Ball was attacked by five men while walking on University Ave. He was knocked to the ground and kicked before being hospitalized with head injuries.
Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema issued a...
Wisconsin’s Montee Ball was attacked last night in what the Madison Police are calling and unprovoked incident (Credit: AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
In a press release, Wisconsin confirmed that the All-American running back “was the victim of what Madison Police are investigating as an ‘unprovoked assault’ early Wednesday morning.” According to the police report provided...
The University of Wisconsin's best football player, Running Back Montee Ball was released from a Madison area hospital early Wednesday morning after apparently being attacked while walking down the street.
According to the school, Ball was treated for head injuries after 5 unknown men jumped him while walking down University Avenue near campus. The City of Madison Police reports...
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Wisconsin running back Montee Ball was attacked by 5 men and taken to the hospital according to ESPN analyst Joe Schad.
Wisconsin announces Montee Ball was attacked by five men and was kicked and taken to hospital with head injuries
— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) August 1, 2012
Ball was invited to attend the Heisman ceremony last year and put up crazy stats for the Badgers. Eventually...
Montee Ball who surprised many by putting off the NFL Draft for a year and coming back to school and play for the Wisconsin Badgers for one more season, was a victim of assault last night on campus.
Below is a statement from Wisconsin head football coach Bret Bielema …
“My concern right now is for Montee’s health and well-being. Montee has been released from the hospital...
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