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Montee Ball

2011 Heisman Finalist

ATTACKED on Campus

8/1/2012 8:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The Madison PD is describing the incident as an "unprovoked assault."

Montee has since tweeted, "appreciate the support and thank you for the concerns.I will be okay! See you guys in September!"

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2011 Heisman Trophy finalist Montee Ball was hospitalized in Wisconsin at 2:15 AM this morning after the star running back was jumped by 5 men on the U of W campus.

According to reports, 21-year-old Ball was knocked to the ground and then kicked by all 5 men. It's unclear why Ball was targeted in the first place.

After the attack, Ball was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was treated for his injuries. He has since been released.

UW coach Bret Bielema says the team expects Ball to make a full recovery ... adding, "We will continue to evaluate him as we approach the start of fall camp this weekend."

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1.

AlwaysOnTimeB    

It's sad when our kids aren't even safe on a college campus. Hope they catch whoever did this.

724 days ago
2.

writenow    

"...it's unclear why he was attacked..." Uh. Look at his picture. Consider the state. This may only be a mystery for the police. Other people have a clear understanding why he was attacked.

724 days ago
3.

Fat Mike    

Headline should have been Breaking Ball

724 days ago
4.

Quinn    

Five guys jump him and he's already out of the hospital. Sure it wasn't 5 girls? Dude's a beast!

724 days ago
5.

Kelly B    

Montee, you hang in there and keep being who you are, a nice guy that does not deserve this! Prayers to you for speedy healing, and strength to be a bigger man than they are.

724 days ago
6.

Chase    

DUH! He was most likely attacked for the color of his skin by 5 white CONservatives/tea baggers. It IS Wisconsin, after all.

724 days ago
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gamepro    

just kick the other guys out of campus

724 days ago
8.

Bridget    

Oh gee, arn't you the big tough guys, five of you beating up one person. Hate to break it to ya fellas, but when it is five against one, you just proved you are incredibly pathetic wimps.

724 days ago
9.

pentta    

it's only important when women are attacked. no one cares about men's suffering.

724 days ago
10.

SB    

Odd story. The attackers must have wanted or had a beef about something. Facts are obviously missing here.

724 days ago
11.

jay    

Sound likes guys fighting over a girl or some stupid college oriented crap..

724 days ago
12.

TheRodster21    

He was black thats why he was attacked. Either that or rival team

724 days ago
13.

parlayer    

What race were the attackers?? the fact that it wasn't mentioned to be white racists, it was probably blacks!!! Not that it matters, violence against any body except Pelosi, and Reid is not good.

724 days ago
14.

embee    

I attended UW Madison several years ago. In the time I was there, this happened on a fairly regular basis--guys getting jumped and beat up for no reason. All near the State Street area. They would target guys who were alone. It happened to a friend of mine as he was walking home alone after bar time. A group of guys approached him, one asked for a cigarette, as he reached to get him one they attacked him. I think the university tries to cover it up. Scary stuff.

724 days ago
15.

Who Knew    

idiot.

724 days ago
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