Redskins tackle Trent Williams was frustrated after Sunday’s loss to the Eagles, but not just because of the loss to the Eagles.
Williams accused umpire Roy Ellison of cursing at him and making disparaging remarks to him during the game.
“When you have a ref come up to while you’re at the line about to run a play and call you, excuse my language, but a ‘garbage [expletive] disrespectful [expletive]‘ to me this is a player’s league,” Williams said, via CSNWashington.com. “I just don’t think there’s no room for you to have to take that from the team and the refs. I think it’s very unprofessional and it sucks. I’m at a loss for words. You never expect that as a player going into a game to have to beef with the refs also.”
Redskins guard Kory Lichtensteiger said, via Grant Paulsen of 106.7 The Fan, that he heard the official say the same thing that Williams accused him of saying. Lichtensteiger was wearing a microphone during the game and the league could use tapes from those recordings to investigate what Ellison said on the field.
And they should investigate because there’s no place for an official using that kind of language or interacting with players in the manner that Williams alleges Ellison interacted with him in Sunday’s game.