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Former Badger Ball pays restitution after judge's outrage

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MADISON (WKOW) -- State Corrections officials say former Badger football player Montee Ball paid court-ordered restitution in a domestic violence case shortly after officials informed a judge Ball failed to meet this financial obligation over an eighteen month probation term.

"It appears that the defendant has not paid one, thin dime toward restitution that was ordered.  This is an utterly unacceptable state of affairs,"  Dane County Judge William Hanrahan wrote Jan. 31.  Hanrahan also scolded a probation agent for failing to give the court more notice of Ball's failure to pay.

Corrections spokesperson Tristan Cook says Ball satisfied his restitution obligation after the probation agent wrote to Hanrahan about the situation.  Cook did not divulge an amount, but court records showed Ball owed $1,627.

State officials also say Ball has yet to complete court-ordered domestic violence programming, as his probation term was set to end. Ball was sentenced to probation after beating-up a former girlfriend.

A Feb. 26 court hearing will decide whether Ball's probation will be allowed to end, continue, or whether Ball may be jailed.  Corrections officials propose Ball's probation be extended for one year.

In addition to starring at running back for Wisconsin, Ball played in the NFL for the Denver Broncos.

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