brash personality got him caught up in controversy last week, when a perceived pass at First Take‘s Molly Qerim resulting in him getting banned from ESPN. When asked about ESPN’s ruling, Ball didn’t seem to be phased.
“How I’mma be banned and I don’t work for them,” Ball said in a clip posted by Sleepersallday. “I’mma be banned from ESPN? I got my own show.”
During his appearance on First Take, Qerim took objection to Ball responding to her “switch gears” segue with “You can switch gears with me anytime.” While many viewers felt Qerim’s reaction was justified, there were some that felt Ball was simply making an innocent interjection. To prove this, a clip of Ball using a similar phrase and hand motion in 2017