Former Wisconsin running back and Heisman runner-up Montee Ball has been ordered to two consecutive 30 day jail sentences for breaking his probation.

Ball, now 25, plead guilty two counts of disorderly conduct and one count of battery from incidents involving two different women. He received jail time after pleading guilty to reduced charge of misdemeanor battery as part of his original deal that called for no jail time.

On the morning of February 5, officers were called to a downtown hotel around 3:45 AM, where a woman told police she and Ball were arguing when he threw her in the air, and she landed on a table and cut her leg, open. The woman needed stitches from the wound.

In March, a different woman said Ball threw a phone at her and grabbed her by the neck, leading to a “Strangulation and Suffocation” charge as well as a “Substantial Battery-Intend Bodily Harm” charge. Those two felonies appear to have been waived as part of the deal.

Ball received work-release privileges from the judge and was also ordered to 18 months more of probation. His battery conviction can be taken off his record if he meets conditions of probation that include no alcohol and domestic violence treatment.


Photo courtesy of the Wisconsin State Journal.

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