Posted August 01, 2012

Wisconsin’s Montee Ball released from hospital after “unprovoked assault”

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UPDATE: Montee Ball later tweeted that he will “be okay.”

ORIGINAL: Wisconsin’s star running back Montee Ball has been released from the hospital after five men attacked him early Wednesday morning in Madison, according to a release from the school.

The police are treating the incident as an “unprovoked assault,” according to the incident report. Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema said the Heisman Trophy finalist has been released from the hospital.

“My concern right now is for Montee’s health and well-being,” Bielema said in a statement. “Montee has been released from the hospital and is under the care and supervision of our sports medicine staff. We will continue to evaluate him as we approach the start of fall camp this weekend. I do expect Montee to make a full recovery.”

Ball ran for 1,923 yards and scored a total of 39 touchdowns last season as the Badgers won the Big Ten title.