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.
After last season's championship game, are they sure it wasn't a group in ski masks wearing green???
Bo did always say there was nothing good happening outside after 1 a.m. Nonetheless, I wish him a speedy recovery.
That jump 5 on 1.
Can anyone remember a heisman candidate getting attacked on his OWN campus?
Per the story, he spent approximately two hours in the hospital, and his phone was stolen in the attack. At this point, they are not sure if he'll practice on Monday. That's terrible though, and on your own campus too...as others have eloquently said, "WTF is wrong with people?"
Hopefully, he makes a speedy recovery and doesn't miss much practice, if any.
This reminds me of the Steve Kampfer situation
In other news...Sparty just roughed their punter again.
Those five guys are in serious, serious trouble if the Wisconsin fanbase figures out who they are. And you can bet they will be looking.
Ball might be the most popular person in Madison. I can't imagine how enraged Badger fans are to learn about this.
Stolen phone = tracking device. Hope this leads to their arrests. Their punishment should be a 15min, closed door "apology" session with Ball and whomever he wants to invite.
First off, I hope he recovers quickly and wish him well.
Secondly, the story sounds very suspicious so far to me. It is a version of the "two dudes" story that you always hear in the ER. That story goes something like "I was minding my own business, going to Church, at 2 in the morning, when all of a sudden, for no reason, these two dudes just beat the crap out of me."
So, back to point #1, I hope he gets better soon.
I would think if they wanted to steal a cell phone that there are smaller, weaker looking people they could beat up for one...
Ball is not a small dude by any means, I understand there were five of them but why not jump someone with a little less muscle mass ?
you hear in the ED, the story you are told is never the true story.
So, for argument's sake, sometimes stories are made up in the ED for a variety of reasons and one quickly learns to discount whatever you are being told and just treat the injuries. The "why" doesn't really matter and the "how" is usually evident.
Maybe the cell phone story is true and 5 random dudes just beat him up at 2:15 in the morning. Having lived in Madison, though, it isn't really a tough area and some of the nicest parts are on the outskirts of campus.
Doesn't really matter in the end as the sensible thing is to just wish him a speedy recovery and safe travels.
Having moved from Madison about one month ago, the area where Ball was jumped has become dangerous in the last few months. Not long ago, there was a random shooting outside of a bar within a block of this attack. During the day, the area is safe. At night, things around there have gotten more dangerous.
Had the same thought about point #2. After working in the ED in Milwaukee, I concluded that if the police ever apprehended "some dude" or "two dudes," the crime rate would drop significantly.
Equally, I think one could easily do a study that would demonstrate that "minding your own business" is a statistically significant risk factor for penetrating trauma.
I pray that they catch those "two dudes" who are randomly beating the crap out of everybody!
That's horrible. Real tough for 5 guys to jump someone late at night and kick him while he is down. I'm sure they'll all enjoy talking up their toughness while playing COD:3.
On a positive note, sounds like he's out of the hospital and should recover.
He probably hired the 5 guys to do this because he just realized the Leaders division is going to be handed to Wisconsin this year by the end of September. Unless ofcourse, he did something about it
Its been a rough off season for Money Ball, didnt he get injured at Mifflin too? Aside from having to worry about playing him, he is one of my favorite players to watch in college football. Thoughts and prayers to the guy!
ESPN is reporting Ball suffered a concussion and facial injuries. "No timetable for his return."
Take that for what it's worth.
Redundant im sure but he couldn't outrun a few tools?
Announced their presence and intentions, Montee could have avoided the situation. But if these men just jumped him, from say, an alley, cross street, or something else, he may not have had the ability/chance to out run them.