Awful. I hope he will be ok.
Montee Ball attacked
was this the big news that Helmholdt was predicting yesterday?
If disrespectful was a sport you hit it out of the park there, champ.
Wisconsin has announced that he has been "taken to the hospital" with head injuries, which may or may not include admission to the hospital. Apparently he was attacked by five guys.
Sparty took a road trip.
I liked it.
How could a delicious restaurant attack someone? (Rim shot please)
The real question is how could it attack his head? Heart, colon, and arteries all seem within reason.
I usually have stomach issues from all that greasy food after Five Guys...
just horrible. I hope the kid is ok.
-on a lighter note, I'm sure 5 guys was the minimum it would take to bring him down in a fight.
"I didn't know how many of 'em it was gonna take to kick my as$, but I knew how many they were gonna use"
I hope Montee has a speedy recovery, and that the perpetrators face the punishment they deserve
This can only be the work of the Angry Iowa RB Hating God as the AIRBHG has turned its wrath on RBs across the entire Big Ten this offseason:
Fitz Toussaint - Michigan RB charged with DUI
Jordan Hall - OSU RB cut foot and out at least 10 weeks
Ralph Bolden - Purdue RB arrested for public intoxication after forcibly kissing a woman at a bar against her will
Silas Redd - PSU RB transfer to USC
Brionte Dunn - OSU RB charged with 2 misdemeanors and caught with someone else's marijuana
Montee Ball - Wisconsin RB attacked in unprovoked assault
Not to mention the extensive damage it has wrought on Iowa this offseason (Marcus Coker and Mikail McCall transfers, Jordan Canzeri torn ACL, Greg Garmon 2 misdemeanor charges for marijuana possession, & the De'Andre Johnson saga)
Nebraska better hide Rex Burkhead in a safe place.
So AIRBHG is now ABTRBHG?
How can it be stopped.
sacrifice Eddie George
Sacrifice a mascot at his altar.
Silas Redd transfered to escape the wrath that the AIRBHG on the rest of the Big Ten. Angry about his preys new found freedom, AIRBHG decided to strike on the highest profile RB in the league.
In all seriousness though, I hope Montee Ball a speedy recovery and to be fully health by the time the season starts.
I bet the five attackers were wearing ski masks and MSU jerseys.
Hopefully the injuries are minor.
How'd Gholston manage to make it to Wisconsin...?
fastest slowest way from Ludington to Manitowoc
And as soon as one gets to Manitowoc, he gets the hell out of there.
I've been on that car ferry (Lord, I almost spelled it "fairy" without looking back) before. Maybe none too random for you Michiganders but as an Iowan I never thought I'd see that thing again.
You got a problem with The Badger ? Heck of a ship breh!
"What? We do it in the game!"
Seriously though, that's pretty sad.
They were not wearing MSU jerseys... but I heard that Dantonio has just sent out 5 new scholarship offers.
I guess when MSU says they're recruiting nationally, they mean recruiting prisons nationally..
I think it's known as "recruiting federally."
In their defense, it was necessary roughness and they didn't even do it for 60 minutes.
Is wrong with people?
One thing I learned (not first hand) when going to college was to not mess with the football players. I'm sure there will be some payback, and it won't be pretty. But, hopefully cooler heads will prevail.
I did learn it first hand. My bathroom plumbing never recovered.
I'm guessing 543 Church st
My roommate had the misfortune of learning this less and sustained head injuries. That being said, he asked for it.
I wonder what the circumstances were. Is this a wrong place wrong time type of thing or is it a Monte Ball was sleeping with some guys girlfriend type incident.
Police report linked by Bruce Feldman says Ball was walking outside and was jumped, unprovoked. He reports he doesn't know his attackers.
As stated in this thread already, WTF is wrong with people.
These attacks have been happening in Madison for awhile now. They seem to be random. Of course, they may have picked the wrong victim this time. I'm sure this will get the full attention of the police.
Don't they call him the wrecking ball or something? He needs to take a self-defense class from this guy:
I had no idea prince fielder did any child acting
Bielema says Ball has been released from the hospital. That's good news--sounds like this is not super-serious. Any time I hear "head injuries" I get nervous, but these must have been of the superficial variety.
Good news. Probably just took him to the hospital to cover their bases and make sure everything was alright.
Could still be serious enough to affect playing time... concussion or skull fracture... not necessarily serious enough to warrant admission to the hospital, but certainly could impact an athlete in a contact sport. Hopefully it was just a cut that needed stitches or a black eye.
Disclaimer: While I am a doctor, I have no inside knowledge of this specific situation. And yes, Mr. Rager, I am a full time physician that has time to comment on a blog... I will send you a PDF of my diploma.
This is sad. I hope Ball recovers fully and has a great season, except for the CCG when he faces us. Then I hope he fumbles 4 times. But other than that, I hope he's alright.
Right about now, I would rather do a root canal on a rabid possum during mating season than be a running back in the Big 10.
I hear they are cheaper than dogs
Glad to hear he's ok. What're the odds some Wiscy O-linemen wind up in "scuffles" in the coming months, I'd say roughly 5 of them
On Wisconsin, On Wisconsin beat your RB a**!!
It was probably that scary looking linebacker from MSU. The guy that was at the BIG 10 media days with Dantonio. He looked like he wanted to kill somebody. I would have been scared to interview him.