MADISON, Wis. -- Former Wisconsin and Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball won't face felony charges after an apparent argument with his girlfriend.
On Monday, prosecutors charged Ball with disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor, for an incident early Friday at a downtown Madison hotel. The woman told police that she and Ball were arguing when he threw her in the air, and she landed on a table, cutting her leg.
A criminal complaint said Ball was also charged with misdemeanor battery for allegedly striking the woman on the face five days earlier.
The Wisconsin State Journal reports that defense attorney Erika Bierma declined comment.
Ball was released from jail Monday. He is due back in court March 1.
Ball was a second-round draft pick by the Broncos in 2013, after he scored 83 touchdowns for the Badgers. He was cut before the 2015 regular season started.