By Mark Alesia Indianapolis Star
Indianapolis Colts tight end Dallas Clark was ejected from a girls' high school basketball game Saturday in Burnside, Iowa, apparently for something he said to an official.
The incident occurred in a state playoff game between Clark's alma mater, Twin River Valley, and host Southeast Webster-Grand. Dan Grandfield, principal of Southeast Webster-Grand, said Clark was signing autographs and taking pictures with fans before he moved to a seat near court level. Grandfield said he thinks it was after the third quarter that an official, Rich Collison, directed him to eject Clark from the building.
"(Clark) said something like, 'Your partners stink,' so Mr. Collison said, 'I want him out of here,'" Grandfield said. "Nobody even noticed. He was sitting by the gym door.
"I don't know if he said something before that. Dallas gets into the game. He supports his school. It was a good game, a heated game. But we have fans who say a lot worse things than that."
Southeast Webster-Grand won 65-52.
Clark, 27, who lives in Iowa City, did not immediately return a message left on his cell phone.