Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Former State Football Stand-Out Charged With Robbery, Battery At Belmont Red Line Station

McCall is charged with a robbery and three aggravated batteries on the Belmont Red Line platform, police said.
A 24-year-old Dolton man who once played college football for Iowa is now charged with robbery and aggravated battery in connection with an incident on the Belmont Red Line platform this weekend.

Around 9:30 p.m. Sunday, 911 callers reported that a well-dressed man was attacking people on a platform at the Belmont station, 945 West Belmont. Police today said Mikail McCall was identified as the offender who struck three men—ages 32, 31, and 27—then took property from the 32-year-old and fled.

Police searched the area and found McCall nearby.

McCall in a September Facebook pic.
The 31-year-old victim was transported to Illinois Masonic for his injuries, and the other men refused medical attention.

Prosecutors charged McCall with one felony count of robbery and three felony counts of aggravated battery in a public place. A judge set his bail at $10,000.

Sunday afternoon, McCall posted a Facebook Live feed in which he appears to be getting ready to spend a night on the town. His shirt in the video seems to match the shirt worn in his mugshot.

In 2010, McCall was ranked the #18 overall football recruit in Illinois. He committed to Michigan State but eventually wound up playing for the Iowa Hawkeyes.

He left Iowa after an undisclosed violation and popped up at Southern Illinois, where he had run-ins with the coaching staff.

“I had a little attitude problem at first, and they wanted to check it and get me back humble,” he told the school paper in 2014.

Court records show McCall has no previous adult arrests in Cook County.

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  1. He's a bustout, left Iowa in 2011, got kicked off SIU's team in 2013, and NFL team wanted a part of him


  2. He also appears to have spent little of his adult life in Cook County.

  3. Spending the night on the town attacking people..nice!!

  4. Attacking three guys on platform? That and this makes me think he might have some funny in the head issues.


  5. Another fantastic judge with a another fantastic bail amount. These are felonies right?? 10k for 4 Felonies? I just don't get it.

  6. "I had a little attitude problem at first, and they wanted to check it and get me back humble"

    Ha!! I hope he gets a chance to work on his attitude in prison. It's a shame his bail is set so low.

  7. Sad to say but this young man had a very bright future and was very respectable at one time. He use to come over to my house eat/relax and just hang out with my son. Went to college and every thing changed, changed for the bad...Keeping him in my prayers. I'm totally shocked of what I read today regarding him....

  8. Perfect for the NFL!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Yess it is head issues.... He just lost his brother, so there is more trauma there but, still no excuse to hurt or robb ANYONE. I love you ALWAYS COUSIN AND IM PRAYING FOR YOUR MENTAL HEALING! IM HAVING THEM MYSELF. I LOVE YOU BRO. FIND PEACE, ASK FOR FORGIVENESS FROM THE PEOPLE N FUCK THE PAST...