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Tue Aug 13, 2013, 03:37 AM

'Obama rodeo clown' announcer resigns, school board launches investigation [View all]

ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - A rodeo announcer at the Missouri State Fair has resigned as president of the Missouri Rodeo Cowboys Association.

Mark Ficken stepped down Monday evening from the post and says he's been unfairly roped into a controversy involving a clown posing as President Obama.

Ficken says he's been threatened physically and fears he'll lose his job as superintendent of the Boonville School District. The school board is launching an investigation into whether Ficken was involved in any of the behavior many are calling offensive.

"He's shaking like a small dog passing razor blades," Ficken's lawyer, Albert Watkins, said.


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