Then Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball takes part in a drill during a mandatory minicamp at the NFL football team's facility, Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in Englewood.
(David Zalubowski, AP)

Former Denver Broncos player Montee Ball was arrested Friday morning in Wisconsin for allegedly battering his girlfriend, police said.

Madison police responded to Hampton Inn & Suites at 440 W. Johnson Street around 3:45 a.m. where a 20-year-old woman said her boyfriend, Ball, had thrown her, said Madison police spokesman Joel DeSpain.

The woman, who has not been identified, said her leg hit the corner of a table during the incident causing a cut that required stitches, DeSpain said.

When officers confronted Ball, he said he pushed her.

"He was cooperative," DeSpain said.

Ball, who played at the University of Wisconsin, was arrested on suspicion of substantial battery and was taken to Dane County Jail.

Ball was the Broncos' second-round draft pick in 2013, but he never was able to grab the starting running back position. In 2014, his last season with the Broncos he lost the job to C.J. Anderson and then slid behind Ronnie Hillman on the depth chart.

In 2014, he rushed for 172 yards on 55 carries. But Ball was cut from the team in September after his slide placed him as the fourth-team running back.

Ball was a star at Wisconsin where he nearly rushed for 2,000 yards in his junior and senior seasons. He was a finalist for the 2011 Heisman Trophy as a junior.


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