Michigan running back Fitzgerald Toussaint has been working out on his own at Schembechler Hall, trying to stay in shape while suspended from the team. The Wolverines are about to find out if he's ready.

Michigan running back Fitzgerald Toussaint has been working out on his own at Schembechler Hall, trying to stay in shape while suspended from the team. The Wolverines are about to find out if he's ready.

Michigan coach Brady Hoke said Toussaint and defensive end Frank Clark will begin practicing today - following a week without them on the field - after both had run-ins with the law.

"Believe me, they have paid a heavy price and will continue to pay a price for actions unbecoming of a Michigan football player," Hoke said.

Hoke, though, wouldn't say if part of their discipline would include missing the opener against Alabama on Sept. 1.

"I haven't made that decision," he said. "And, I probably won't make that decision for a while."& amp; amp; lt; /p>

• Wisconsin running back Montee Ball made his first public appearance since he was assaulted on Aug. 1 near campus, speaking at Camp Randall Stadium during the Badgers' media day.

Bell said that he didn't have anything to do with a fight before he was assaulted.

"I had nothing to do with it at all but with the police investigation still going on, there's not much I can say," said Ball, who suffered a concussion when he was assaulted. "But I can 100 percent tell you that I had nothing to do with that first fight, honestly."