Statement from ACC Supervisor of Officials John Clougherty

Feb. 18, 2012

Statement from ACC Supervisor of Officials John Clougherty on the ejection that took place at today's Florida State at NC State men's basketball game:

"Under Rule 10, when circumstances warrant, an official has the authority to request home game management to eject fans when the behavior, in the officials' judgement, is extreme or excessive. It's unfortunate in this instance that ACC protocol of communicating directly with the home game management was not followed, and instead, a building security officer was solicited. We will re-communicate this policy with all officials to ensure proper protocol is followed."