We’re finally getting some details in regards to the arrest of Monte Ball on charges of battery.
According to a police report, former Broncos running back Monte Ball threw his girlfriend into a table during an argument on February 5th.
The report says Ball, a former Badgers player, was out with friends in Madison, Wisconsin while his girlfriend was back in a hotel waiting for him. She was unhappy and thought he was with women she didn’t know, and when he returned to the room intoxicated (according to his girlfriend), things took a turn for the worse. Ball allegedly told his girlfriend, who had been in an abusive relationship before, “I understand why your old boyfriend put his hands on you. I’m having a hard time not putting my hands on you now.”
She said that he then grabbed and threw her across their room, and she suffered a gash about the size of a quarter on her right leg and a bump on the back of her head. She complained of dizziness and was eventually treated at a local hospital.
Per the police report, they arrested Ball outside the hotel, where he admitted “things had gotten physical” and that he “pushed her away.” Ball admitted to police that she didn’t hit him first and didn’t realize her was injured until he saw her with the paramedics.
Questioned by the police when they noticed a small bruise on her lip, his girlfriend said that Ball backhanded her in the car when she questioned him about his spending habits.
The two started dating in September, his girlfriend told police, and she said these were the only two incidents where he physically hurt her.
Denver cut Ball before the regular season and the Patriots, who picked him up in December, cut him from their practice squad after his arrest.