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Montee Ball's Alleged Victim

Football Star

Busted My Face Open

8/6/2012 7:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0806_montee_ball_victim2The man who Montee Ball allegedly attacked at a house party on July 27 says the 2011 Heisman Trophy finalist beat him so badly, he split his tongue open ... and TMZ has the gruesome photo of the injury.

TMZ broke the story ... the Madison Police Department is investigating the July 27 incident ... and believe it may be related to the campus attack on Ball which occurred two days later.

Cops initially LIED to the media, insisting they were NOT checking into the fight ... and even blasted a TMZ story in which we said detectives were following up on tips about the melee.

Of course, the MPD later admitted they were completely full of crap ... and now believe they have evidence proving Ball WAS at the house party during the July 27 beating.

TMZ has learned ... the alleged victim met with investigators on Friday ... and told them Ball, along with other members of the University of Wisconsin football team, beat him so badly, he suffered a concussion, bruises and his tongue was split open.

The alleged victim took a cab to the hospital the night of the attack ... but never went to police.

Now, TMZ has learned ... two of the alleged victim's friends were interviewed by police this weekend to see if he ordered a retaliatory strike on Ball.

Ball insists he was not involved in a fight on July 27.

So far, no comment from UW.

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16.

mam    

Im sorry but you don't show up to the emergency room with a busted tongue, bruises, and a concussion from an apparent beating and not have the police called by hospital.

786 days ago
17.

DaveT    

Ouch.

786 days ago
18.

Scott J.    

It's almost certain what happened: Ball and his buddies beat up someone. That someone did not go to the cops, but instead got friends of his own and they administered a little street justice.

Yes, Ball then lied to the police and to his coaches by saying that the assailants were not known to him and that he had nothing to do with the events from the earlier fight. But hey, what's the harm in lying to authority, right, Montay?

Prediction: he won't miss a snap for the all-important Badger football team. After all, that's all that matters up there in the land of Cheeseheads and fat women.

786 days ago
19.

Ryan    

Hey, did it occur to you that the police may have told a lie to keep their investigation under wraps? Someone could have been talking a little too much. If the police said they were investigating, they may have shut-up.

786 days ago
20.

Ann    

TMZ. AND THIS KID IS SO FULL OF CRAP!! YOUR BOTH TRYING TO HANG ONTO A BOGUS STORY!! THIS KID IS A SUSPECT!! OF COURSE HE IS GOING TO SAY MONTEE ASSAULTED HIM TO COVER HIS OWN ASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHEN HE NEVER TOUCHED YOU. IT'S HIS ONLY WAY TO GET BACK AT THE PLAYERS THAT REALLY ASSAULTED HIM! YOU'RE A COWARD TWO TIMES OVER!!! TMZ... YOU ALL ARE STUPID FOR BELIEVING THIS DUDE!! YOU ALL ARE SIMPLE!!

786 days ago
21.

jane    

TMZ Could YOU PLEASE supply a link to the picture so readers don't have to look at it on your site???
Try to have just a little decency and class...

786 days ago
22.

Hanging to da lef    

Yuck!! Turn that picture sideways and guess what it looks like!!

786 days ago
23.

Hanging to da lef    

Kim K's Va-JJ!!!

786 days ago
24.

mam    

Ball has twice used Twitter to deny that allegation. According to Bielema, Ball denied any involvement when asked by his coach.

“I became aware of it soon after his incident,” Bielema said. “I assured him he needs to tell me exactly what happened. And if I found out there was any indication he was involved in it he would be handled just like everybody else…

“Montee feels very strongly he wasn’t involved in any way, shape or form. He has never given me an indication to think otherwise.”

Bielema added he understood why Ball felt the need to defend his reputation via Twitter.

“You’re dealing with a young man who has got a lot of things on his plate and feels very strongly that he didn’t have any involvement,” he said. “I don’t think people should quote TMZ as a news source right now from what I’ve seen.”

786 days ago
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