Former NFL Running Back Montee Ball Says Alcoholism Cost Him His Career. He’s Now Helping Others Avoid That Fate.


By Jackson Thompson

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Montee Ball remembers the day he could have changed the course of his career.

The Denver Broncos’ running backs coach, Eric Studesville, smelled the alcohol coming from Ball’s body during practice, then confronted him kindly, in private.

“He pulled me to the side and asked me if I needed any help, any resources,” Ball told Insider. “And I told him no.”

Alcoholism cut Ball’s career short soon thereafter: He fell out of the NFL after just two seasons in Denver and a brief stint on the New England Patriots practice squad here to continue reading