Junior Auburn Tigers defensive back Jonathon Mincy was ejected from the team's A-Day Game in the third quarter for a "targeting" hit on Dimitri Reese, which left the wide receiver shaken up on the field for a moment.
Entering 2013, the NCAA enacted a new rule, aimed to prevent headshots, which would eject any player flagged for a banned helmet-to-helmet hit. Critics worried it would lead to excessive ejections, but it did appear to be the kind of rule that's needed, inconveniences or not. But nobody expected to see it in play in a spring game.
Mincy ranked third among all Auburn defensive backs in tackles last year.
And, yeah, kind of:
My friends in Auburn say cornerback Jonathan Mincy ejected. From a spring game! That's like getting kicked out of your own wedding.— John Zenor (@jzenor) April 20, 2013