According to a statement released by the University of Wisconsin athletic department star running back Montee Ball was a victim of an “unprovoked assault” early on Wednesday morning. He was taken to the hospital with head injuries and was released from there.
“My concern right now is for Montee’s health and well-being,” said Badgers head coach Bret Bielema in a statement released by the athletic department. “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.”
According to the Madison Police Department report Ball was jumped by five men according to witnesses. They knocked him to the ground and began kicking him once he was on the ground. The suspects were not detained at the scene as they fled before the police could arrive.
The report also states that Ball didn’t appear to know his attackers at all.
This certainly hasn’t been the best of offseasons for the Heisman trophy frontrunner, as he sat out the sprig game to rest his body, then was arrested for a tresspasing incident during the Mifflin Street block party, and now this unprovoked attack on him by five cowards.
We wish Montee the best in his recovery and will keep you posted as updates become available about what transpired early Wednesday morning.