Montee Ball says he wasn’t in fight days before attack
Wisconsin running back Montee Ball was sent to the hospital after being attacked by five men early Wednesday morning. The Heisman Trophy candidate was recovering from a concussion and facial injuries. The attack was initially said to be “unprovoked,” but a report from TMZ suggests otherwise.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … cops have received tips about a brawl at a UW football player’s home roughly one week before Ball was jumped on campus.
According to our sources, cops have been told Ball was at the home … and along with some of his teammates, may have participated in beating up a non-football player.
Cops were never called to the scene and no police report was ever filed.
Ball sent a tweet on Thursday to deny the report:
The report that I was involved in a fight is totally false.
— Montee Ball (@M_Ball28) August 2, 2012
This is only further complicating matters. If Ball is to be believed, that means he was jumped by five people for no reason. I suppose that’s possible but it’s not exactly a common occurrence around college campuses. I’m guessing there is at least some truth to TMZ’s report and that the jumping was retaliation for something.