Former FSU offensive lineman Ball not returning to program

By: Fletcher Keel | WCTV Eyewitness Sports
December 13, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Former Florida State offensive lineman Josh Ball announced via Twitter that he will not be re-enrolling at the university despite "being cleared and in good standing to do so by the Florida State administration."

In a message on Twitter, Ball thanks the FSU coaching staff, his teammates and says he has decided to stay closer to home to continue his career.


Earlier this month, The Athletic's Tashan Reed reported that there was mutual interest between Ball and the FSU staff to have him return for the 2019 season to help bolster the Seminoles' offensive line.

Ball was suspended from FSU in May by a university judicial panel after he was accused of committing acts of dating violence by an ex-girlfriend in November of 2017. The two reached an agreement in a petition for protection last November.

Ball, a native of Fredericksburg, Virginia, played in 2018 with Butler County Community College in Kansas.



 
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