A member of the Wisconsin Badgers football team, Jake Irwin, was arrested on two counts of disorderly conduct and two counts of battery for his role in a fight outside the Red Gym on Sept. 1, according to the University of Wisconsin-Madison Police Department.
In addition, police said Abraham Thomas, 17, of Madison, had been held on a probation violation, but after further investigation, he now faces charges of substantial battery.
During the investigation, detectives learned that the incident was not unprovoked and was, in fact, the result of an argument that had happened on the Memorial Union Terrace earlier in the evening.
"At this point, this is not unprovoked like we initially thought. There was an altercation that had started, whether it was tempers that had flared, we're not quite sure what the ignition point was," said Sgt. Aaron Chapin, of the UW-Madison Police Department.