Patriots request waivers on RB Montee Ball, ex-Badgers back

Montee Ball reports to jail to serve sentence

The New England Patriots have requested waivers on running back Montee Ball.

The move Tuesday to cut the former Wisconsin standout comes a day after Ball found out that he wouldn’t face felony charges after an apparent argument with his girlfriend.

Ball spent time on the Patriots practice squad late in the season. He was cut by Denver in September.

Prosecutors had charged Ball on Monday with disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor, for an incident at a downtown Madison hotel early Friday.

The woman told police she and Ball were arguing when he threw her in the air and she landed on a table, cutting her leg. A criminal complaint says Ball also was charged with misdemeanor battery for allegedly striking the woman on the face five days earlier.