Police details have emerged from Montee Ball’s arrest on battery charges in Madison, Wisc., and they do not paint a pretty picture.
The former Denver Broncos running back, whom the New England Patriots waived Feb. 9, was arrested after an altercation with his girlfriend at a Madison Hampton Inn and Suites on Feb. 5. And police documents obtained by Deadspin allege Ball threw the victim into a wooden table.
According to the documents, Ball’s girlfriend said he was mad because she told Ball it would be unacceptable for him to stay with friends and women she didn’t know after going out. The victim explained that she had been abused by an ex, and she became frightened when Ball arrived back at the hotel.
Here’s an excerpt from the police report.
“(Victim) stated that when Ball had entered, he was intoxicated and he was upset. (Victim) stated to me that she knew something like this was going to happen and that she was fearful for what may happen. While she was retreating further back into the bedroom toward the bed furthest from the door, (victim) stated that she told Ball, ‘You’re scaring me.’ (Victim) further advised that she was previously in an abusive relationship and she was able to see signs of what could happen. (Victim) had stated that she was concerned this evening because of the level of intoxication of Ball.
“(Victim) stated that she had previously been in an abusive relationship and that she had disclosed this information to Ball. (Victim) stated that when Ball was in the room, he had made a statement to her to the effect of, ‘I understand why your old boyfriend put his hands on you. I’m having a hard time not putting my hands on you now.’ (Victim) stated that she was on the bed, near the far wall of the room, (room number), and that Ball had grabbed her and threw her across the room.”
Police also noticed a bruise on the victim’s lip at the hospital, and the victim said Ball had backhanded her while she was driving on Feb. 1 after she addressed his spending habits. She did not press charges for that.
Ball was cooperative with police, but only told them he and the victim had been arguing when he “pushed her away.”
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