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UW's Ball cited for trespassing

May 05, 2012 -- 4:00pm

Ball cited for trespassing 

By TOM LEA
tlea@espnwisconsin.com

MADISON – Wisconsin running back and 2011 Heisman trophy finalist Montee Ball has been cited for trespassing, according to several reports. The senior standout was cited during UW’s annual Mifflin Street Block Party for allegedly not leaving a porch.

Various reports indicate Ball was cooperative with police. ESPN Wisconsin did call the Madison Police Department, although a representative was unable to confirm Ball was cited at the time of the call.

Ball rushed for a nation's best 1,923 yards and tied a single-season record with 39 total touchdowns as a junior. 

"I apologize for the unwanted attention towards our university," Ball said on his Twitter account. "An extremely unfortunate event that should just blow past. #OnWisconsin."

The Mifflin Street Block Party originally started during the Vietnam War era as an outlet to protest foreign policy. Over the years it devolved into more of an end of semester campus party, typically held during the first Saturday of May.

"Was ticketed at Mifflin," Ball later tweeted. "On a non-alcoholic citation...sorry for any unwanted attention to Badger nation."

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