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Montee Ball

Cops Investigating Possible

Fight BEFORE Campus Attack

8/2/2012 9:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Montee Ball -- and several of his University of Wisconsin football teammates -- may have been involved in a fight several days before the 2011 Heisman Trophy finalist was attacked on campus yesterday ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... cops have received tips about a brawl at a UW football player's home roughly one week before Ball was jumped on campus.

According to our sources, cops have been told Ball was at the home ... and along with some of his teammates, may have participated in beating up a non-football player.

Cops were never called to the scene and no police report was ever filed.

But sources tell us ... investigators are now looking into the possibility that Wednesday's attack on Ball was in retaliation for last week's incident.

We've contacted the University of Wisconsin's athletic department -- so far, no comment.

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10:39 AM PT -- Ball denies being involved in a previous fight ... tweeting, "The report that I was involved in a fight is totally false."


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43 COMMENTS

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ManiacalZebra    

If he helped beat up someone days before, I have a helluva lot less sympathy for him now.

757 days ago
2.

lander    

this attack was probably instigated by some women that he refused to pay blackmail to.

so much for honest work and equality, eh? bitches.

757 days ago
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Big D    

When I first heard the story i knew there was more to it than just some guys jumped him and beat him up. You don't just beat up a high profile athlete at a university for no reason at all.

757 days ago
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_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

Less of a retaliation and more of a what goes around comes around times two. They're not done yet.

757 days ago
5.

jimbo    

I knew when I heard that Ball being jumped was unprovoked that it was BS. People don't just jump a big dude like that for fun. I knew it had to be for a reason. Now we know.

757 days ago
6.

SB    

I told ya something must be up with this. Not many people get jumped for no reason on college campus.

757 days ago
7.

SMASHED    

I thought Montee Ball was that old guy who did a game show and was dead.

Who knew?!

757 days ago
8.

Joe    

Why Geeeeeez, what a surprise.. Kind of ruins the I was just walking minding my own business line.

757 days ago
9.

AG    

The idea that Montee getting jumped was retaliation for another fight is completely unfounded and ridiculous. I live in Madison, go to school at UW and am roommates with two people who were with Montee earlier in the night before he got jumped. If you are familiar with Madison, you can read the police report and easily surmise that this was an unprovoked attack considering it took place blocks away from where they had been hanging out. Also, by reading the report you can see that the 5 men who attacked Montee fled in a direction where there is no student housing and therefore are most likely not students at the University.

757 days ago
10.

obama'saracist    

sounds like a little pay back and it also sounds like he is a liar

757 days ago
11.

Throwback kid    

I hate to say it but alot of the football players on campus are bullies, they have always been the biggest and strongest since grade school and it has always worked for them. Mix in alcohol and these guys will fight pretty quick with you at parties, and the football players always come with plenty of back up. Well it looks like this brotha picked on the wrong guy and he got his own crew together to give him a beat down as payback

757 days ago
12.

DT BE GREAt    

LOL THIS IS THE FUNNIEST THING I HAVE HEARD OK LETS GET THIS STRAIGHT ... A FIGHT ABOUT A WEEK AGO? HUH REALLY WHY DIDNT THE POLICE GET CALLED? AND THEY DO WHEN THERS 2 GROUPS FIGHTING AND THATS A FACT!!! NO POLICE RECORDS TO ANY CALLS FOR ANY DISTURBANCES AT THAT ADDRESS ON THAT DAY HMMMMMMMMMMM REALLY !! ALL THAT HOOPLA DONT MATCH UP THIS IS FUNNY. GET IT STRAIGHT HE GOT JUMPED BECAUSE HE IS A HIGH PROFILE PLAYER AND THE PUNK CHUMPS THAT JUMPED HIM WERE YELLING "F" WISCONSIN FOOTBALL AND "F" YOU TOO HELLO PEOPLE

757 days ago
13.

latestdiets.net    

he was jumped by Montee Hall because he wouldn't make a deal.

757 days ago
14.

Marilyn Wittenwyler    

Gee, will the people that said it was tea party members now apologize? I think not! so typical....

757 days ago
15.

Nick    

I don't know what's worse, TMZ's story that is based off of no facts and only anonymous tips, or the fact that many of the commentators below are reacting as if they just read a story substantiated by facts....Nice pandering, TMZ. You always find news ways to get your clicks up.

757 days ago
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