"I'm only human," Ball told reporters at the combine. "I caught myself at times debating if I made the right decision or not to come back, but very fortunate to have the players I had around me to really keep my comforted."
Ball suffered a concussion in the unprovoked assault and missed practice time.
"I learned that I have to live my life in a fish bowl the hard way but bottom line I learned my lesson and moved on from it."
Ball went on to have a successful senior campaign. His stats were good enough to earn him the 2012 Doak Walker Award, naming him the best running back in the nation, but his numbers dropped off from his junior year. Ball explains he improved in other areas that can't be measured.
"I do believe I am a better player, I do a lot of better things without the football, blocking, doing a good job of chipping ends, and being a leader for my team."
At the combine on Sunday, Ball ran the 40 yard dash in 4.66 seconds, falling middle-of-the pack amongst his competition at running back. But he makes up for his less than stellar test results in other areas. Ball's been told he runs a lot like Hall of Famer, Curtis Martin.
"Nothing really stands out like speed or strength but we're very balanced and overall very consistent."
Ball had 924 carries in college which is a concern for some NFL teams. With one of the shortest life-spans in the league, running backs only have so many hits in them before their bodies begin to break down.
"I took a huge gamble but feel that any play any player can go down, a player with zero carries as opposed to a player with 900 carries. It only takes one play.
And it only takes ONE team to give him a chance. Ball says that's all he needs, And no-second guessing this endeavor, the former Badger believes he belongs and can't wait to prove he belongs in the NFL.