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Memphis’ Reggis Ball proudly shows off football he stole from Auburn on social media

Michael Niziolek

mniziolek@ledger-enquirer.com

Memphis safety Reggis Ball shares a photo of the football he stole following the Birmingham Bowl Wednesday at Legion Field.
Memphis safety Reggis Ball shares a photo of the football he stole following the Birmingham Bowl Wednesday at Legion Field.

It doesn’t look like Auburn is going to get its football back.

Memphis safety Reggis Ball stole a football from Auburn’s sidelines following a 31-10 loss in the Birmingham Bowl at Legion Field Wednesday.

The ensuing altercation with members of Auburn’s equipment staff led to Ball’s dismissal from the program before the team was even back on campus.

Instead of an apology, Ball posted a picture of the football on his Instagram account Wednesday night adorned with his own signature and a short message “5&6 #RANOFFONDAPLUGTWICE.”

Ball had two interceptions in the game and returned one of them 56-yards for a touchdown.

The senior also has pictures on his Instagram account of footballs with Cincinnati's and Tulsa's logo.

Following Wednesday's incident, a member of Auburn's equipment staff said they were warned Ball tries to steal a football from the opposing team in games he gets an interception.

Michael Niziolek covers Auburn football for the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer. Email him at mniziolek@ledger-enquirer.com or follow him on Twitter, Facebook or Google+

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