Former Wisconsin Badgers running back Montee Ball arrested in Whitewater
WHITEWATER -- Former Wisconsin Badgers running back Montee Ball was arrested in Whitewater over the weekend.
He is reportedly facing a felony bail jumping charge.
Ball was taken into custody Saturday, April 9th in Walworth County where he was accused of violating terms of his bond on battery and disorderly conduct charges. Police were called to a Whitewater bar where witnesses said he was drinking. His bond conditions prohibit him from drinking or being in a bar.
A case filed on February 8th charges Ball with one count of battery and one count of disorderly conduct.
The charges stem from an incident early on February 5th. Madison police spokesman Joel DeSpain said officers were called to a downtown Madison hotel around 3:45 a.m. A woman told police she and Ball were arguing when he threw her in the air. She said she landed on a table and cut her leg, requiring stitches.
DeSpain said Ball told police he pushed the woman and she fell. DeSpain said Ball cooperated with officers.
A case filed on March 17th charges Ball with one count of strangulation and suffocation, one count of substantial battery -- intentionally causing bodily harm, and two counts of disorderly conduct.
According to a complaint, one of Ball's former girlfriends alleges Ball hit her with his phone during a June 2014 argument in a Madison hotel. She said he grabbed her by the throat and threw her out of the room. The woman added Ball grabbed her neck and pushed her down a week earlier.
Ball's attorney denied the allegations.
The latest case against him was filed on April 11th.
Ball will appear in court in Walworth County on Tuesday, April 12th for a bond hearing in the latest case.