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.
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