I have no idea what’s behind this, but I can’t help but laugh my ass off about it.
Filed under General Idiocy
(2) Surely there have got to be some consequences for this, possibly of the legal variety…isn’t there some precedent for charges being filed as a result of padded-football-player-versus-unequipped-bystander tackles?
Give it a rest.
Give what a rest? WTF dude?
WTF is he tried to grab the money bag and all he could get a hold on was the football. AU’s recruiting coordinators were worried at first.
Showing my age a bit here, but there’s never a Mike Curtis around when you need one.
Agreed but in this age Mike Curtis would likely face a lawsuit.
I believe he is Reggie Ball’s younger brother. Hmmmm
So you’re saying the whole male line of that family, at least is … a bit addled?
Try Reggie Ball’s son
I think he is the Memphis player that had the pick 6 that earlier put Memphis back in the game–after scoring he held the ball for the longest time then gave it to someone on the sideline. Just a guess but I think he was getting THAT ball back.
Maybe so—but how could you tell? Auburn probably brought 20 balls to the game. How did he know that the ball he wrested was THE one? I figure he had 5% chance of getting the right one and 80% chance of coming off like an asshole…until he gave everyone the finger–then he became 100% asshole.
All the younger brother of former Yankee Tech QB Reggie Ball was heard to say was he thought it was still 3rd down!!!
The Ball’s have zero fucks to give. I love this shit. I appreciate utter rowdiness–so long as its not the team I like. For instance: I am still totally amused that it took 8 or 10 policemen to subdue Maurice Clarett that time he went to kill his girlfriend…because the stun guns didn’t work through his bullet-proof vest. Just rowdy.
If there’s one thing Auburn can’t stand, it’s a thief….wait a minute…
Auburn will undoubtedly recruit the guy as a transfer. He certainly has proven his qualifications to be a team member there.
I think it’s hilarious and if Auburn tries to bring charges against a Memphis player who ran off with one of their footballs it makes them look petty as fuck.
The equipment manager can legitimately press charges for being assaulted by someone outside of the confines of a game.
And he would legitimately be a pussy.
Maybe. But it’s a good way for him to even the score with someone that did something crappy to him.
Maybe dont worry so much about getting even.
Honestly, I’m not. I think my point was that while it might be silly for Auburn to press charges over the ball, the manager himself was tackled and then pushed down while something was taken from him. Maybe not silly for the ball – stealer to learn some important life lesson. I think this whole thing would be funnier if he had just snatched it from the Auburn sideline, not potentially injuring someone else.
Thank you, though, for the life advice. I’m not much of a get even guy, in actuality. I don’t have a lot of conflict in general.
I bet you’re a real hoot at parties.
That’s hurtful, chilidawgnv. I enjoy parties but suspect they would be less enjoyable if some stranger tackled me, took something from me, shoved my head down and ran away. If that seems fun to you, I bet there is no shortage of people from this blog that would line up to oblige your idea of fun for you.
Chili, party at my place this weekend. Oh yeah, and would you mind bringing a football? Thanks
Come on…the ball guy should reasonably assume that he will not be tackled. Then again, if you work for Auburn the gloves are off. There is no ethical code of conduct. They know no rules so no rules apply to them.
We’re pressing charges because it was a “big deal” and it will forever be in the mind of our equipment manager.
Well played, sir.
I like that it’s a known thing that he has done this in the past in other games but doesn’t get kicked off of the team until after he does this in his last game ever. That’ll teach him.
This actually made me laugh. He didn’t even try to hide it. I’m taking your damn ball in front of God and everyone…chutzpah I think they call it. Perfect! But the best part is this gem:
UPDATE: Ball, a senior who had just played his final game, was dismissed from the team, Memphis announced.
That’ll teach him.
Reggis Ball raised that finger on behalf of the entire Dawg Nation. Well, at least me.
“Drop it, Barner. That’s Reggis’ Ball.”
IRMINGHAM, Ala. — Memphis announced Wednesday night that defensive back Reggis Ball has been removed from the team for his actions after he made two interceptions in Wednesday’s Birmingham Bowl.
Ball ran over to the Auburn Tigers sideline after the game and attempted to take two footballs before a member of the Auburn equipment staff came over to stop him. A Facebook video from an Auburn fan later surfaced showing Ball and an Auburn equipment staffer getting into a physical altercation in which Ball came away with a football and ran toward the locker room.
“We’re embarrassed about the actions that occurred after the game, and that is definitely not the standards or expectations the Memphis football program stands for,” Memphis athletic director Tom Bowen said in a statement. “Even though Mr. Ball’s football career has ended, he will no longer be a part of the Memphis program because of these actions.”
Can Auburn really be all that upset that they got something stolen from them? Half of the AU team probably admired Ball’s work
“Those 13 jerseys are going to be around a long time.”-- Brock Bowers, The Athletic, 1/10/23
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