Escaped bull returns to rodeo tonight

March 10, 2010 9:18:56 AM PST
Hardball will be back in action tonight. That's the bull that escaped from Reliant Stadium Sunday. He returns to competition in the Super Series tonight. Wrangler Bronc Boehlein was behind the scenes at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo when Hardball got loose Sunday. He borrowed a horse and lasso from a calf roper, and went after Hardball. A police officer had already tried to take down the bull with a Taser before the wrangler got to the bull.

"He was already mad. Before he got Tasered he was mad," Boehlein explained. "He was in a pen by himself. He didn't like being alone. He was mad and on the fight before he got out."

Hardball made it to a Reliant Stadium parking lot before being rounded up and taken back to the animal holding area. The rodeo has re-examined its procedures, and promises no more bulls will break free.