Troubling news has broken out of Madison, Wisconsin this morning, as it has been noted that Wisconsin Badgers star running back Montee Ball was attacked by five men yesterday morning and was rushed to a local hospital.
Ball, one of the best running backs in college football, and an early Heisman trophy favorite, suffered head injuries according to the Madison Police Department.
The attack was reportedly unprovoked, and Ball has been released from the hospital this morning.
According to the Madison Police Department report:
A 21-year old man was attacked while walking in the 500 block of University Ave. early this morning. Witnesses said five men jumped the victim. He was knocked to the ground and kicked. The victim was taken to a hospital with head injuries.
It does not appear he knew his attackers and this is being investigated as an unprovoked assault.
The criminals were last seen running south on N. Frances St. toward the Kohl Center.
From SB Nation.
It’s a shocking development for a young man that has the reputation of being a first-class guy on and off the field for the Badgers.
Ball needs just 18 touchdowns this fall to break the all-time record for NCAA touchdowns in a career, and is at the top of multiple pre-season award watch lists including the Heisman, Maxwell and Doak Walker awards.
Here’s to a quick recovery for Montee Ball from whatever injuries he suffered in the attack and to hoping that his attackers are caught quickly and without further incident.
Kris Hughes is the College Football Network Manager for Rant Sports and a member of the Football Writers Association of America.
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