April 20, 2014

Ball says he’s healthy and ready to go (AUDIO)

Wisconsin running back Montee Ball spoke publicly for the first time since he

Montee Ball

was attacked by five males in the early morning hours of August 1. 

AUDIO: Montee Ball said the incident was scary :12

Ball said he did nothing wrong, but he still apologized to his teammates.

AUDIO: Ball on apologizing to the team :18

Ball said he is eager to return to the field to help UW defend its Big Ten Conference title. 

AUDIO: Ball doesn’t think he’s been or will be a distraction :14

Ball said he has no lingering effects from the concussion and that he understands why the staff plans to ease him back onto the practice field.

AUDIO: Ball said he feels fine :07

Many question why Ball is out at 2 a.m., but Ball said he didn’t feel he was putting himself in a vulnerable position when he decided to go out late on July 31.

Both Ball and his coach, Bret Bielema, say the Heisman Trophy candidate will be ready to go for the start of the season on September 1st against Northern Iowa.