Madison Police Department lied about Montee Ball investigation
The Madison Police Department — which is in charge of the investigation about the recent attack against Wisconsin Badgers running back Montee Ball — has reportedly lied to the media about the assault investigation.
According to previous reports from TMZ, the Madison Police Department had launched an investigation regarding tips that Montee Ball and several other University of Wisconsin football teammates beat up a man during a party on July 27 — days before Ball was physically assaulted on campus. The police told media that the report of TMZ was not true. Apparently, they lied.
After the cops from Madison Police Department made the false statement, TMZ reported another story — police had interviewed the person who claimed he was brutally attacked by Montee Ball and some football players on July 27, and wanted to know if the alleged victim had ordered a retaliatory assault on the Wisconsin Badgers running back.
On Saturday the Madison Police Department released a new statement, admitting that the investigators were indeed looking into the incident that went down on July 27.
Now, the police said, “Through information developed by detectives, [The Madison PD has] determined that there was a fight that occurred Friday night which involved UW students, members of the UW football team, and other individuals that were not affiliated with the University of Wisconsin’s Athletics Department.”
The statement from Madison PD continues, “We have also determined that Montee Ball was present at the location of that fight, but we have no information that leads us to believe that he had any involvement in that particular event.”