The Colts are still revelling in their new found status as the Super Bowl champs. Some players have celebrated in the usual ways: appearing on Letterman or getting a good old-fashioned DWI, but for Dallas Clark (President of the "football players who smile way too much during play" club) the off season means he can let loose with his favorite pastime: harassing referees at a girls high-school basketball game.
Clark, an Iowa native and former Hawkeyes' football player, was asked to leave the gymnasium late in the third quarter of the district final game between Twin River Valley of Bode, where Clark attended high school, and Southeast Webster-Grand of Burnside in Burnside, two school officials said Monday.I think I speak for most people when I say that I applaud Dallas Clark. High-school girls basketball referees have run things in Iowa for far too long and it's about time that they got their comeuppance. Clark has yet to comment, and there's no truth that he's been offered an assistant coach position with the Indiana Fever.
"I have seen other parents behave a lot worse, but he apparently got into one of the officials' ear," said Kirk Gilson, the athletic director at Southeast Webster-Grand. "I really don't know what led up to it, but apparently one of the referees didn't like what he heard from him."