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‘Very respectful’ Montee Ball one of hundreds ticketed

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The good news is that, with hundreds ticketed during the annual Mifflin Street Block Party in Madison, “there have been no serious issues so far.”

The “bad” news?  There’s a fairly good chance that only one of those actually ticketed was a Heisman finalist in 2011 and a preseason favorite for the same award heading into 2012.

And, sadly, that makes it “a story”, especially during the offseason.

According to the Wisconsin State Journal… and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel… and the Associated Press, Wisconsin running back Montee Ball was one of hundreds of UW students who were ticketed Saturday by campus police for fighting for their right to both party and shake their rumps*.

The Journal Sentinel writes that “Ball was on the porch of a Mifflin St. residence and someone who lives there did not know him and didn’t want him on the porch.”  The State Journal writes that Ball “was ‘very respectful’ and cooperative during the incident in which he was cited and released.”

For those keeping score at home, Ball’s ticket will cost the All-American $429.

We’d fully expect that any official UW statement on this “issue” would rightly be nothing more than a snicker and/or a chuckle.


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6 Responses to “‘Very respectful’ Montee Ball one of hundreds ticketed”
  1. alligatorsnapper says: May 6, 2012 1:09 PM

    If that is all they did, shouldn’t they actually get the “key to the city,” rather than a citation and a fine?

    If only college athletes did these things, we would not be inundated with “___ many days since the last arrest stories.

  2. normtide says: May 6, 2012 2:52 PM

    Not a story imo. I been to block parties, and thats the worst thing that happenend, he needs to attend better block parties

  3. idolized1 says: May 6, 2012 9:31 PM

    Anyone want to bet if that resident knew who Montee was that there wouldn’t have been an issue at all?

    Funny how he would go from “Dumb drunken college kid” to the residents supposed favorite player and new best friend.

  4. vincentbojackson says: May 7, 2012 8:32 AM

    That’s the problem with Heisman Trophy candidates. It always starts with just one harmless one on your porch. Unfortunately, if you don’t get rid of him they multiply and soon your house is crawling with elite college athletes.

    I noticed the same problem exists with super models. If you see one on your porch call the police and have her removed before you’re knee deep in them.

  5. greej1938l says: May 7, 2012 10:32 AM

    U ever been to u if Wisconsin??? It’s a party every day of the week. He coulda been walking down the street and got ticketed no lie

  6. latchbeam says: May 7, 2012 10:34 AM

    Porch Montee?

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