NFL Suspends Umpire Roy Ellison for Talking Trash to Redskins Player Trent Williams on Sunday

NFL Suspends Umpire Roy Ellison for Talking Trash to Redskins Player Trent Williams on SundayImage via USA TODAY Sports

Redskins offensive lineman Trent Williams didn't appreciate what NFL umpire Roy Ellison reportedly said to him during a game against the Eagles on Sunday. According to Williams, Ellison approached him after a play and referred to him as a "garbage-ass, disrespectful motherfucker." Tough talk from an umpire of all people, eh?

Well, apparently, the NFL didn't appreciate what Ellison said, either. So they just handed him a one game suspension—without pay—for what he said:

Williams also just denied that he provoked Ellison to curse him out by hurling a racial slur in his direction.

"If I ever said anything like that to a ref," he said, "and he feels that strongly about the word, that's at least an unsportsmanlike [penalty]. Definitely wouldn't warrant a tongue-lashing from a guy that's supposed to be the only neutral person on the field."

Good point. Hopefully Ellison learns his lesson and doesn't talk trash to any other players moving forward.

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[via Eye on Football]

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