Three 21-year-old males were arrested Tuesday by the Madison, Wis. Police Dept., and charged with assaulting Wisconsin running back Montee Ball.
The three local men -- Wendell J. Venerable, Deonte J. Wilson and Robert A. Wilks -- face battery charges, but have yet to be charged, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported, citing a police report.
On Aug. 1, the Heisman Trophy finalist suffered a concussion during an early-morning attack near campus. He was assaulted by five males at 2:15 a.m. He suffered a concussion and a bruised jaw and missed the first week of preseason camp.
Police have said the attack could be related to a fight at a house party that Ball attended a few days earlier, though detectives said they have no evidence suggesting Ball was involved at that time.
Ball scored 39 touchdowns last season to tie Barry Sanders' NCAA record. He finished the season with 1,923 yards rushing and 2,229 all-purpose yards, second in school history to Ron Dayne's 2,242 yards in 1996. He also rushed for 164 yards and a touchdown in the Badgers' 45-38 loss to Oregon in the Rose Bowl.