By JOE SANTORO
Mike Ball is no longer a member of the Nevada Wolf Pack football team.
"Mike violated team rules and protocol and, unfortunately for him, there was no other alternative," Pack coach Chris Ault said in announcing his decision to dismiss the junior running back from the team on Tuesday.
"This is real disappointing," Ault added.
Ault said that Ball had been on probation recently for violating team rules and another recent rules violation made the dismissal the obvious next step.
"He knew what was going to happen," Ault said. "He was on probation and he knew that …