Auburn routed Memphis 31-10 in the Birmingham Bowl Wednesday, but Memphis defensive back Reggis Ball made headlines after the game for tackling an Auburn equipment manager in order to take one of Auburn’s game footballs.
Auburn junior defensive tackle Maurice Swain took to Twitter to detest Ball’s actions and make more accusations against the Memphis players.
Classless team disrespectful group of guys spitting on players and all sorts of bs that the cameras didn't catch!! https://t.co/dzvdnZxqeX”
— 〽️.SWAIN (@SwainEra90) December 31, 2015
Memphis announced that Ball, who is a senior, would be dismissed from the program following the incident. Incoming Memphis coach Mike Norvell said in a statement that Ball would no longer be associated with the program.
If Swain’s allegations are true, Norvell will have a lot to clean up before he begins his first season.
The postgame antics distracted from an impressive win by Auburn, which held a Memphis team averaging 510.4 yards a game to just 203 total yards.