I have heard many different reasons why various people have earned game balls over the years, but this is a first. Wes Welker Claims Larry Izzo Once Earned Game Ball for Pooping on Sideline During Patriots Game (Video) - New England Patriots - NESN.com Professional football players usually earn game balls for spectacular plays. One time, Larry Izzo earned one from Bill Belichick by taking a poop on the sideline without anybody noticing. "I guarantee that game ball is probably a more prized item for him than his Super Bowl rings," Wes Welker told ESPN's Dan LeBatard on a recent episode of Dan LeBatard Is Highly Questionable. "It's Izzo, it's what the guy does!" Welker declares. "I'm telling you, the guy is phenomenal."