Meachem thought about the touchdown and it dawned on him that it really meant a lot to him since this is his second stint with the New Orleans Saints, after having a dismal time with San Diego Chargers. Meachem told The Baton Rouge Advocate, that “I was kind of mad at myself. He also added, “That ball meant a lot to me, but some fan got it.”
But the cool thing about this story is that Robert Meachem got the ball back. The fans who had the ball returned it to the Saints’ practice facility and gave it to the Meachem and in return he gave the fans autographed footballs, the Saints confirmed this today.
Hopefully, Robert Meachem doesn’t do this on Monday night against the Miami Dolphins because the next group of fans probably won’t give him the ball back.