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NFL Suspends Referee Roy Ellison for comments towards Trent Williams


Nov 17, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Washington Redskins offensive tackle Trent Williams (71) during the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Redskins 24-16. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL has said they will not tolerate officials cursing at NFL players, and they’ve dropped the hammer on one referee for doing just that last week. After an extensive investigation the league ruled that umpire Roy Ellison did indeed make profane and derogatory statements toward Washington Redskins offensive lineman Trent Williams on Sunday, and now Ellison will be disciplined.

The league has announced that Ellison is suspended without pay for one game for using inappropriate language toward Williams:

It turned out that former NFL head of officiating Mike Pereira revealed this wasn’t the first time Ellison had been accused of profane language towards a player. Pereira said Ellison wasn’t disciplined in connection with the first incident because the league had no audio evidence to confirm the claims.

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