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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