Memphis Kicks Reggis Ball Off the Team After He Steals Football From Auburn Equipment Staff
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Memphis has removed Reggis Ball from its program after the senior defensive back wrestled a ball from an Auburn equipment staffer at the Birmingham Bowl.
A video posted on Facebook showed Ball getting up with the ball while shoving another man back to the ground following Auburn’s 31-10 victory. The 5-foot-11, 210-pound senior sprinted toward the locker room, making a gesture toward the stands with his left hand.
Memphis athletic director Tom Bowen apologized to Auburn and the fans for what he called "totally unacceptable" behavior from Ball.
Incoming head coach Mike Norvell said in a statement that Ball "will no longer be a part of the Memphis program because of these actions."
Ball had two interceptions in the game and returned one of them 53 yards for a touchdown.
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