Illinois Defensive Lineman Tito Odenigbo Throws Flag At Ref, Gets Ejected

A University of Illinois defensive lineman just put the “toss” in “getting tossed.”

The lowly Illini entered their final game of the season riding a nine-game losing streak, and it didn’t take long for No. 23 Northwestern University to begin dismantling them and make it 10 games.

Things reached a tipping point towards the end of the game, when a series of flags were thrown near the goal line. One such flag landed near Illinois defensive lineman Tito Odenigbo, who did not appear thrilled with the penalty.

The 6-foot-3, 300-pound lineman picked up the flag and whipped it back at the referee, hitting the ref’s hat. He was promptly ejected.

Here’s the video:

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Odenigbo is only a junior, so he can rest knowing he didn’t just end his collegiate career with a good, old-fashion ejection.

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