Former Wisconsin football standout Montee Ball admits he’s an alcoholic, and he plans to reenroll at U-W Madison to earn his degree. The 26-year-old Ball is in the middle of an 18 month probation term that included 60 days in jail for assaulting one former girlfriend and throwing another girlfriend across a hotel room — both in 2014. Ball tells the Sporting News he drank heavily during his junior year in 2011, when he set a Big Ten record for touchdowns in a season with 39. He received his comeuppance in the N-F-L, where he said he rejected help offered by Denver running backs’ coach Eric Studesville. Ball had 731 rushing yards, 207 receiving yards, and five touchdowns in two seasons with the Broncos before he was let go.