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Three arrested in connection to Montee Ball assault

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The details surrounding the “unprovoked assault” on Wisconsin running back Montee Ball remain largely unknown, but three men allegedly connected to the attack have been arrested, per the Madison Police.

Wendell J. Venerable, Deonte J. Wilson and Robert A. Wilks, all 21 years old, were taken into custody on Tuesday and charged with substantial battery-party to a crime. No formal charges have been filed, though.

Ball suffered a concussion and a bruised jaw in the assault and missed the first week of preseason camp. A witness to the attack reported to police that he heard something along the lines of “one down, nine to go” by one of the assailants, possibly in reference to other UW football players.

Ball is back to full contact in practice and is ready to go for the Badgers’ season opener on Saturday against Northern Iowa.

The original police report stated Ball was attacked by five individuals earlier this month. Ball has stated multiple times he did not know the identities of the assailants or why he was attacked. Police have since looked into a possible precipitating event — a late July fight at a party involving two members of the Wisconsin football team — to see if there was a connection or motive.

Police have determined Ball was present at the location of the fight, but have no information indicating Ball was directly involved. What disciplinary action, if any, the two UW players involved in the July fight will face is unclear.

(Source: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel) 

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6 Responses to “Three arrested in connection to Montee Ball assault”
  1. steeler1nation says: Aug 29, 2012 1:35 AM

    3 guys jumping 1 guy — in Wisconsin ? hmmm….wouldn’t be surprised if they were all UNION HACKS!
    Service Employee International Union hacks.
    All of those union sheep who just do whatever their corrupt union bosses order them to do.
    Dirtball union hacks!

  2. parkcityute says: Aug 29, 2012 1:36 AM

    I am so glad that at least some who may have been involved have been arrested. They must be held accountable for their assault. I hope investigators find the reason and the remainder of any who were involved.

    My heart and prayers go forth for the good people of south Louisiana who are being beaten by this hurricane. Our news reports are that winds are up to 107 mph. That is not good.

  3. kiopta1 says: Aug 29, 2012 7:27 AM

    Your an idiot Steel…keep your politics away from everybody’s football.

  4. beedubyatoo says: Aug 29, 2012 10:53 AM

    While I may agree with you Steel, I agree even more strongly with kiopta1.

  5. jbaxt says: Aug 29, 2012 12:31 PM

    Nothing screams DA like when someone calls a person an idiot with a sentence that says; your an idiot. It’s “you’re” idiot!

  6. steeler1nation says: Aug 29, 2012 1:11 PM

    hey, kiopta1 — it was more of a tongue-in-cheek joke, but it’s based in truth — because most people know about the union thuggery.
    damn, so sensitive. wasn’t trying to get political…but was more or less making a joke b/c the incident happened in Wisconsin

    agreed, jbaxt

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