Former Alabama AD Bill Battle in hospital with coronavirus

Bill Battle
Bill Battle(WAFF)
Published: Aug. 2, 2020 at 12:25 PM CDT
Email this link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

By WAFF 48 Digital Staff | August 2, 2020 at 7:52 AM CDT - Updated August 2 at 10:48 AM

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - Bill Battle, former Alabama football player and Athletic Director is in the hospital with coronavirus.

He released a statement which said, “I appreciate the prayers and well-wishes from so many, and want to let you know that I’m stable and resting comfortably. I’ve got great doctors and nurses at U-A-B looking after me and expect to make a full recovery. Time and patience are important in the meantime.”

Battle is 78 years old. He played on Bear Bryant’s first national championship team back in 1961 and was also the head coach for the Tennessee Vols football team.

Copyright 2020 WAFF. All rights reserved.