Colts' Walden ejected late in 1st half vs. Bengals

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) is pressured by Indianapolis Colts outside linebacker Erik Walden (93) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Michael Conroy

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Colts linebacker Erik Walden has been ejected from the Cincinnati game after making contact with an official 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 the official between the players.

The official immediately threw the flag. 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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