4th person charged in attack on Badgers RB Ball

CREATED Jan. 17, 2013

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  • Montee Ball. | Photo: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A fourth person is charged in an attack on Wisconsin star running back Montee Ball last summer.

An arrest warrant has been issued for 27-year-old Karlis Griffin.

A criminal complaint says Griffin stomped on Ball's head during the attack as Ball was walking home with friends at bar time. Ball suffered a concussion and says he doesn't remember the attack.

The State Journal (http://bit.ly/YbddHX ) says unlike the three others charged in the assault, Griffin is not a University of Wisconsin-Madison student and has no permanent address. Griffin is charged with substantial battery.

Two of the three others charged have pleaded guilty to substantial battery and have been placed in a first-offenders program. The third is scheduled for a plea and sentencing hearing on Friday.

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Information from: Wisconsin State Journal, http://www.madison.com/wsj