Wisconsin's Star Running Back Montee Ball Arrested

Joey HollandCorrespondent IIMay 5, 2012

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 02:  Running back Montee Ball #28 of the Wisconsin Badgers runs the ball in the first half against the Oregon Ducks at the 98th Rose Bowl Game on January 2, 2012 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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What is going on with college football's biggest stars this weekend?

Barely 24 hours after Clemson's star receiver Sammy Watkins was arrested for drug possession early Friday morning, another returning All-American found his way into the back of a police car. 

Wisconsin's Montee Ball, a Heisman Trophy candidate in 2011, was arrested early this morning on trespassing charges, according to The Wisconsin State Journal and WISC-TV (h/t Sporting News). Reportedly, Ball refused to leave the porch of an apartment building near the annual Mifflin Street Block Party in Madison.

This headline took me by surprise. Ball has a pretty clean reputation and I've always seen him as a pretty upstanding guy. It's not like this is some huge immoral offense, but you can't stay on someone else's porch if they want you off of it.

With that being said, this really does not seem like a big deal. Ball was already released this morning and was given a $429 citation. On top of that, Ball apparently cooperated with police throughout the process. 

I don't really foresee Ball being punished severely by the Wisconsin football team, if at all, for his actions. Even so, I hope college football's biggest stars can get their act together for the rest of this offseason. I want to watch these guy play football next year.