Montee Ball returned to the Wisconsin Badgers for his senior season to further build on his already stellar legacy. Last season, Ball was a finalist for the Heisman Trophy as he tied Barry Sanders for the most touchdowns in NCAA single season history.
Early this morning however, Ball did something that won’t exactly help his legacy. This incident will only lead to notoriety, not fame.
Ball attended the Mifflin Street Block Party where he was on the wrong porch, and apparently just wouldn’t leave. He was arrested for trespassing.
The Madison Police Department confirmed to the Wisconsin State Journal and WISC-TV.
Ball was given a $429 citation and released on site, according to WISC-TV. Both news outlets report that Ball was cooperative with police, but the property owner did not want the 2011 Big Ten player of the year on the porch. (Sporting News)
Alcohol did not play a part in this incident involving the national leader in rushing yards, as this event is supposedly cracking down on illegal consumption of booze this year. It’s doubtful Ball will be suspended, or even reprimanded for his actions by the program.
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