LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A Thursday morning fight on the backside of Churchill Downs has resulted in a controversial newsletter publisher getting the boot.

Indian Charlie publisher Eddie Musselman was ruled off track property at Churchill Downs after a Thursday morning fight with trainer Dale Romans. Track officials say Musselman is believed to have thrown the first punch and does not have the proper license to be on the backside of the track.

LMPD is looking into the fight and track officials say Musselman's ban will last until at least the end of that investigation.

Spokesman John Asher says a track official notified Musselman Friday morning and said he accepted the ban with out issue.