Dec 10, 2011; New York, NY, USA; Wisconsin Badgers running back Montee Ball speaks during a press conference before the announcement of the 2011 Heisman Trophy winner at the Marriott Marquis in downtown New York City. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-US PRESSWIRE
Madison, WI (CNN) -- Three students now face felony charges for an attack against University of Washington Madison football star Montee Ball.
The fight that took place last month left the Heisman Trophy finalist with a concussion, facial injuries and forced him to miss preseason football camp.
One of the suspects told police the attack was in retaliation for a fight that Ball initiated a week earlier.
The three students are free on bail.
A preliminary hearing is set for October second.