Report: Suspended FSU offensive lineman to attempt to re-enroll, rejoin football team

By: Fletcher Keel | WCTV Eyewitness Sports
December 4, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Former Florida State offensive lineman Josh Ball, who was suspended from the university in May by a university judicial panel, is attempting to re-enroll and rejoin the Seminoles football program, according to a report from Tashan Reed of the The Athletic, who cited multiple sources.

Ball was accused by an ex-girlfriend of committing acts of dating violence last year, in which his accuser addressed 10 instances where she claims Ball was violent with her.

The two reached an agreement in a petition for protection last November.

"Obviously, reaction from the fan base is mixed," Reed said when reached for comment. "Some are condemning it while others are open to the idea of giving Josh Ball a second chance.

"From a football standpoint, his addition makes perfect sense. He went through spring practice with the team, so he understands the Gulf Coast Offense to some degree. He has experience both at the FBS and JUCO level and has excellent size. There’s no greater need on the offense than offensive tackle, which would make Ball a likely candidate to start next year if he’s allowed to return," Reed continued.

Ball played the 2018 season with Butler County Community College in El Dorado, Kansas.

To read the full report from The Athletic, click here

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