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The Memphis Tigers lost to Auburn in the Birmingham Bowl yesterday, but safety Reggis Ball wanted a souvenir to commemorate his two interceptions in the game. So, he wrestled an equipment staffer for a game ball and ran. The school dismissed the redshirt senior from the team a few hours after the incident.


The school’s statement:

Ball’s Tigers career is over, but he still has the football:


Taking other teams’ balls is apparently a habit of his. Reggis has game balls from Tulsa and Cincinnati, too:


In a fun coincidence, Reggis Ball is the younger brother of Marcus Ball, the Carolina Panthers player (and former Memphis player) who toted a baseball bat and walked around the field before the Panthers-Giants game earlier this month. The Ball family does not mess around.


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