INDIANAPOLIS – Colts linebacker Erik Walden has been ejected from the Cincinnati game after making contact with umpire Bruce Stritesky late in the first half.
He was assessed a 15-yard personal foul penalty and escorted to the sideline by referee Gene Steratore. The play gave Cincinnati its initial first down of the half with 48 seconds to go.
Walden was in the middle of the field and appeared to have one arm raised across from a Bengals player. But the other arm appeared to be in the chest of Stritesky between the players.
A flag was immediately thrown. At halftime, Colts coach Chuck Pagano told a local radio station he thought it was accidental but that he had not seen it.
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