Montee Ball Arrested After Incident with Girlfriend: Details, Reaction

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistFebruary 5, 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 arrested on Feb. 5 for allegedly shoving his girlfriend. 

According to Bill Novak of the Wisconsin State Journal, Ball received a tentative battery charge for allegedly pushing his girlfriend into a table at a hotel. 

On Feb. 17, Deadspin provided the police report with more details on the incident:

Ball threw his girlfriend into a table in their hotel room before he was arrested and charged with battery, according to a Madison (Wisc.) PD report.

When police arrived to the couple’s room at the Hampton Inn and Suites on Feb. 5, the victim was being treated by medics. The police report states that she had a bump on the back of her head and a cut on her right leg that required a bandage. She said she felt dizzy when she stood and had to be stretchered out of the hotel.

Pro Football Talk reported that Ball had been released by the Patriots on Feb. 9.

Madison police responded to a call around 3:40 a.m. local time on Feb. 5, with a police source telling Novak the alleged incident began with a dispute between Ball and his girlfriend: "The woman told police she had a dispute with her boyfriend. She said he put his hands on her, picked her up and threw her."

Ball played college football at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He set the FBS record for total touchdowns (83) and rushing touchdowns (77) during his four years with the Badgers, both of which have since been broken by Navy's Keenan Reynolds. 

After his college career ended, Ball was drafted in the second round by the Denver Broncos in 2013. He played two seasons with the team, appearing in Super Bowl 48 as a rookie, before being released last September. 

The New England Patriots signed Ball to their practice squad in December, where he finished the 2015 season. 

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