Students accused of assaulting Montee Ball plead not guilty

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by Traci Neuman

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Three University of Wisconsin-Madison students accused of assaulting Wisconsin running back Montee Ball have been ordered to stand trial.

The attack left the Heisman Trophy finalist unconscious and with a concussion after the early-morning attack near campus Aug. 1.

On Tuesday, 21-year-old Wendell Venerable, 21-year-old Deonte Wilson and 22-year-old Robert Wilks pleaded not guilty to substantial battery.

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