Montee Ball Charged in 2nd Domestic Violence Case: Details and Comments

Joseph ZuckerFeatured ColumnistMarch 17, 2016

Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball (28) stands on the sidelines prior to an NFL preseason football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
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Former Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball was charged Thursday for an alleged domestic violence incident in 2014, per Ed Treleven of the Wisconsin State Journal.

In February, authorities in Madison, Wisconsin, arrested Ball following a separate incident during which he allegedly pushed his girlfriend into a table.   

The most recent charges date back to June 2014. According to Wisconsin public records, Ball is facing felony counts of substantial battery and strangulation and suffocation. He's also charged with two counts of misdemeanor disorderly conduct.

Joel DeSpain, a spokesman for the Madison Police Department, said the victim came forward after reading of the allegations against Ball from February, per Treleven.

Regarding the February incident, Ball is charged with battery and disorderly conduct, both of which are misdemeanors. According to Bill Novak of the Wisconsin State Journal, the alleged victim told police Ball threw her across a room at a local Hampton Hotel and Suites. She said she suffered a cut to her leg when she hit a table.

The Denver Broncos selected Ball in the second round of the 2013 draft. Following two underwhelming seasons with the team, Denver waived him in September 2015. The New England Patriots signed the former Wisconsin Badger but released him in February following his arrest.