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Auburn Player Gets Ejected From Spring Game For Illegal Hit On Teammate

I don’t think I have ever heard of a player getting ejected from their school’s spring game, but that streak is over now.  In a bizarre and irresponsible move Auburn defensive back Jonathon Mincy managed to get himself thrown out of Auburn’s A-Day game for an illegal hit on a teammate. Mincy apparently didn’t receive the memo that teams are supposed to not try and injure teammates and he launched what appeared to be a vicious helmet-to-helmet hit on wide receiver Dimitri Reese. Reese was left on the ground in serious pain for a few minutes before managing to get up with a little help from the Auburn trainers. Mincy was officially ejected for ‘targeting.’ Targeting is a new NCAA enacted rule for 2013 which will eject any player who is flagged for a helmet-to-helmet hit. The video replay showed that the hit wasn’t as bad as it looked and could have been overturned if it was reviewed, but it doesn’t change the fact that teammate on teammate violence shouldn’t be happening in this manner.

[Dr. Saturday]