Backup quarterback Tanner McEvoy, who transferred to the University of Wisconsin after playing JUCO football at Arizona Western, was the victim of a mugging early Sunday morning according to police in Madison. McEvoy had his wallet and phone stolen but suffered only minor injuries. No arrests or charges have been made yet.
The text of the police report reads as follows:
A 20-year old Madison man needed to be treated for two head cuts following a downtown mugging early Sunday morning. The victim was struck in the head near the intersection of Wisconsin Ave. and E. Dayton St. around 1:45 a.m. He told police his wallet, watch, and iPhone were stolen. Witnesses reported seeing two males and two females near the victim at the time of the attack. All fled toward the Capitol Square (City of Madison Police Department).
The incident marks the second time in the past twelve months that a University of Wisconsin football player has been robbed. Last year, star running back Montee Ball was attacked by a group of men in an unprovoked assault. (The last remaining suspect in the attack was just recently brought into custody.)