Three men to face trial in attack on Badgers’ running back Montee Ball
Wendell Venerable, Deonte Wilson and Robert Wilks are each charged with substantial battery (party to a crime).
A criminal complaint says Ball was kicked and punched Aug. 1st as he walked in Madison. The complaint says a friend interrupted the attack when she threw herself over Ball on the ground.
Prosecutors say witnesses identified the three men, all 21, by looking at surveillance video from a nearby apartment building. Witnesses told investigators they heard the attackers say they planned to target football players in retaliation for a previous fight at a party when one of them was hurt.
Prosecutors say Ball suffered a concussion as a result of the attack.
Venerable, Wilson and Wilks will face trial in the case.