Ex-Bronco Montee Ball sentenced to jail, probation in domestic abuse case

Former Bronco Montee Ball was arrested on a charge of substantial battery. (Photo: Dane County Jail)

Former Bronco Montee Ball was arrested on a charge of substantial battery. (Photo: Dane County Jail)

MADISON, Wis. – Former Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball was sentenced to 60 days in jail on Friday, WISC-TV reports.

Ball, 25, pleaded guilty in Dane County court on Friday and was ordered to serve two consecutive 30-day jail sentences plus probation.

In February, Ball was arrested and accused of hitting his girlfriend at a hotel in Madison. The woman told police Ball had thrown her into a wooden table, cutting her leg on the table.

At the time, Ball cooperated with police and said he had shoved his girlfriend, not thrown her.

Ball was arrested on tentative charges of substantial battery, not domestic violence, as their relationship doesn’t meet the legal criteria of domestic violence because they don’t live together and don’t have a child together.

Ball was signed by the New England Patriots late in the 2015 season to their practice squad but did not play in any games. He was drafted by the Broncos in 2013 but was released in the 2015 season.