"It crossed my mind multiple times that I might not be back on the team, but I would rather not comment too much about that other than I am glad to be part of the team," Wilson said. "I appreciate coach Brooks and the way he handled things. I appreciate the way the university and everybody here handled things. I appreciate everyone associated who helped me get through this."
Joker Phillips, UK's head coach of the offense and head coach in waiting, says everything about Wilson's background indicates this is totally out of character for him.
"We knew Ridge was a mature guy. You can ask anybody as his high school and they will tell you one thing about him is he is mature and is a leader. He made a huge, huge mistake but I think this will make him a better person, player, son. It will make him a better everything because he has learned from it," Phillips said.