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Montee Ball Pleads Guilty to Disorderly Conduct, Battery: Details, Comments

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured ColumnistAugust 5, 2016

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 7: Montee Ball #28 of the Denver Broncos breaks a tackle while running with the ball against the Indianapolis Colts during the game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 7, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos won the game 31-24. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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Free-agent NFL running back Montee Ball was sentenced to 60 days in jail and probation Friday after he pleaded guilty to a battery charge and a pair of disorderly conduct charges. 

Jeff Potrykus of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported the guilty plea. WISC-TV noted the judge sentenced him to consecutive 30-day sentences as a result of the domestic abuse case.

Rob Schultz of the Wisconsin State Journal reported the battery charge can get expunged from Ball's record should he meet the terms of his probation. Those include receiving domestic-violence treatment and avoiding alcohol.

Ball was already facing misdemeanor domestic-abuse charges when a former girlfriend came forward with details about a 2014 incident, per Ed Treleven of the Wisconsin State Journal.

The woman alleged he choked her during an argument, which led to additional felony charges of strangulation and suffocation as well as substantial battery. The initial charges came after a different woman claimed Ball threw her across a hotel room, according to the Wisconsin State Journal report.

In addition, Robyn Turner of WKOW noted the former Denver Broncos and New England Patriots running back was arrested in April on a felony bail-jumping violation. He was picked up by police in a Walworth County, Wisconsin, tavern with the "odor of intoxicants on his breath" despite his bond conditions stating he couldn't consume alcohol. He denied drinking that night.

Ball is scheduled to receive work-release privileges during his jail sentence, according to the WISC-TV report. He's already been credited with four days in jail for time served, as well.

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The 25-year-old Kansas native hasn't played a regular-season snap in the NFL since 2014.

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