More legal trouble brews for former Wisconsin Badgers and NFL running back Montee Ball, as he was arrested in Whitewater, Wis., this weekend for felony bail jumping violations.
WKOW first reported the story on Monday, which marks the latest in a string of charges the former NCAA touchdown record holder has accumulated over the past two months. Back in February, police arrested Ball and later charged him with disorderly conduct and misdemeanor battery after he allegedly pushed his girlfriend into a table at the Hampton Hotel in downtown Madison.
On March 17, Ball was charged with felony strangulation and substantial battery, along with two misdemeanor counts of domestic disorderly conduct after a former girlfriend reported alleged domestic abuse-related incidents from June 2014.
The latest charge involves Ball breaking conditions of bond conditions in Dane County. From WKOW:
According to the Walworth County Sheriff's Office Notice of Arrest, Montee Ball was taken into custody at 9:25 Saturday night in the City of Whitewater on a felony bail jumping violation.
Police were called to 841 Brewhouse where Ball was said to be at the tavern drinking alcohol and had felony bond conditions in Dane County not to consume alcohol or be in a bar/tavern.
Ball was located at an address on W. Main Street where he denied drinking, however, had an odor of intoxicants on his breath. Ball refused a breathalyzer as well as any blood draw. A search warrant was served for his blood, which was then drawn.
Ball started the 2015 season with the eventual Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos but was released in September. He later signed with the New England Patriots' practice squad for the remainder of the season, but was not retained.