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Badger QB Tanner McEvoy victim of a mugging

Tanner McEvoy

Don’t worry, Tanner McEvoy; Montee Ball can more than likely — and literally — feel your Madison pain.

According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, the Wisconsin quarterback was the victim of what police have described as a strong-armed mugging early Sunday morning.  McEvoy’s wallet, watch and iPhone were stolen during the attack.

McEvoy suffered minor injuries, which included cuts to his head.

There was no word on any type of arrest being made.

“First and foremost we are happy that Tanner is physically ok after this attack,” head coach Gary Andersen said in a statement. “It’s terrible to get a call about something like this but we are grateful the injuries were not serious.”

The even better news is that McEvoy participated in voluntary summer workouts Monday.

In early August of last year, South Carolina announced that McEvoy had decided to transfer from the Gamecocks.  The announcement came a week or so after the player was arrested on alcohol-related charges.

After spending the 2012 season at the JUCO level, McEvoy signed with Wisconsin this past February.  McEvoy will compete with Joel Stave and Curt Phillips for the Badgers’ starting job, although he’s considered a longshot entering summer camp.

Wisconsin starts summer camp in exactly 14 days.  Last year, a week before the start of camp, star running back Montee Ball was attacked by five men in what was described as an unprovoked assault in Madison.  The All-American suffered a concussion and facial injuries in the attack, forcing him to sit out the start of camp.

(Photo credit: Wisconsin athletics)

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7 Responses to “Badger QB Tanner McEvoy victim of a mugging”
  1. onbucky96 says: Jul 22, 2013 8:06 PM

    WTF? Badger players, nothing good happens after midnight. STAY HOME. And Madison Police Dept, maybe increase the patrols and decrease the parking tickets. Just sayin…ON WISCONSIN

  2. wheezerswin says: Jul 22, 2013 8:08 PM

    Ohio st football players should be banned from Madison, except of course when the badgers beat them in camp Randall.

  3. bertenheim says: Jul 22, 2013 8:27 PM

    The Peoples Republic of Madison likely sees the perpetrators as members of a victim group justifiably expressing themselves.
    The cops are matching enforcement to the crimes most likely to be committed by the college demographic.

  4. 11thstreetmafia says: Jul 22, 2013 10:30 PM

    That guy would get beat up in my home town, too. Just look at him.

  5. mrlaloosh says: Jul 22, 2013 11:44 PM

    Madison makes Detroit look good.

  6. floridacock says: Jul 23, 2013 6:12 AM

    Couldn’t cut it in the SEC, so moves to the Big 10 and gets beat up in what is looking like a dangerous city. Not having a good day.

  7. nightman13 says: Jul 23, 2013 2:16 PM


    Don’t worry, the SEC couldn’t cut it in 4th grade reading.

    You want to compare safety between Madison and SEC country? Last time I checked Madison isn’t the hotbed of hate crime the deep South is.

    Now please find somebody that didn’t go to an SEC school to read my comment to you.

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