Ex-Bronco Ball won’t face felony charges

Published 2:12 am Tuesday, February 9, 2016

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Former Wisconsin and Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball won’t face felony charges after an apparent argument with his girlfriend.

Prosecutors charged Ball on Monday with disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor, for an incident at a downtown Madison hotel early Friday. The woman told police she and Ball were arguing when he threw her in the air and she landed on a table, cutting her leg.

A criminal complaint says Ball also was charged with misdemeanor battery for allegedly striking the woman on the face five days earlier.

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The Wisconsin State Journal (http://bit.ly/1RjygCj ) reports defense attorney Erika Bierma declined comment.

Ball was released from jail Monday. He is due back in court March 1.

Ball was a second-round draft pick by the Broncos in 2013 after scoring 83 touchdowns for the Badgers. He was cut before the regular season started in 2015.