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Player microphones weren’t on for comments directed to Trent Williams

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As the NFL continues to review the alleged exchange between umpire Roy Ellison and Redskins tackle Trent Williams, there’s an important point to keep in mind regarding the fact that guard Kory Lichtensteiger was wearing a microphone during the game.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Lichtensteiger was wearing a microphone for enhanced ambient audio.  Sound captured that way isn’t recorded by the NFL or by the broadcast network, and the microphone is open only from the time the huddle breaks until the ball is snapped.  At all other times, the microphones are not absorbing sound.

This means that there would not be recorded audio of whatever Ellison said to Williams, at least not from the microphones being worn by the players.

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32 Responses to “Player microphones weren’t on for comments directed to Trent Williams”
  1. metalman5150 says: Nov 18, 2013 4:13 PM

    So what had happened was……
    The NFL Illuminati hates the Redskins.

  2. ogbobbydeas says: Nov 18, 2013 4:14 PM

    How convenient to have them off , sounds like a coverup

  3. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 18, 2013 4:15 PM

    This guy always has some sort of gripe after a loss. Reeks of just someone who is a sore loser. Hearing him speak last night, you can tell he’s lying. He’s just tight because they blew it when they had a chance to tie it late.

  4. thebirdofprey2 says: Nov 18, 2013 4:18 PM

    Does anybody believe Trent Williams??? really? The guy has been suspended for drug issues and character concerns coming into the NFL. He cheap shot another player with his helmet on after a game, gets put in the ER by a 5 foot Hawaiian gangster at the Pro Bowl plus in this game he was having his lunch eaten by Trent Cole.

    RG3 should have been cussing Trent out because he was getting turned into a human pinata.

  5. scrp2 says: Nov 18, 2013 4:23 PM

    Whew! Multiple grievance hearings avoided! NFL Money saved! :)

  6. harrisonhits2 says: Nov 18, 2013 4:24 PM

    Its become so fashionable in the league to whine about everything imaginable after every loss.

    Of course its far easier to do that than admit the players on your team are not very good and neither is the coaching staff or their game plan.

  7. baddegg says: Nov 18, 2013 4:31 PM

    In best Church Lady voice:

    “Well isn’t that conveeeeenient?”

  8. keepounding1234 says: Nov 18, 2013 4:34 PM

    How convenient to have them off , sounds like a coverup.
    —————————————————-
    Coverup what? a grown man telling another grown man like it is? It may not have been professional but it sure isn’t news worthy either.

  9. prosportswashington says: Nov 18, 2013 4:37 PM

    Okay, those people saying he is unreliable need to see two things: 1) The “C” on his chest. 2)His story has been reportedly supported by Eagles players

  10. meatsweat says: Nov 18, 2013 4:50 PM

    Everyone knows there is recorded audio everywhere. Just like everyone knows the Seahawks pump sound into the stadium…

  11. folkcrusader says: Nov 18, 2013 4:50 PM

    The guard/center mic not being on is no surprise, teams were concerned about the actual snap counts being recorded and then analyzed by other teams so it was agreed the mic would only be on at certain times and not recorded.

    That said, there are long range mics on both sides of the field that are operating. The chances of there being no recording is pretty slim.

    The real question in my mind is what did the official say about it? Did he say yes, I said it. Or did he say he didn’t say it? The officials job is based on his integrity, Williams is not.

  12. coachjohnharbaugh says: Nov 18, 2013 4:51 PM

    this league is fixed

    i knew something was shady with that saints -3 line

  13. yetimonster says: Nov 18, 2013 4:52 PM

    What Eagles have supported this? Cite a source.

  14. nfl4days says: Nov 18, 2013 5:02 PM

    Trent Williams accusing someone of being unprofessional? Didn’t he punch Richard Sherman in the face after they lost and get kicked out of the pro bowl after a bar fight in Hawaii?

  15. dlr4skins says: Nov 18, 2013 5:06 PM

    It’s a matter of convenience.

    Elementary my dear Watson.

  16. twilson962 says: Nov 18, 2013 5:15 PM

    I was cussing at him too. He should worry more about getting beat by Trent Cole than what a ref says to him.

  17. qdog112 says: Nov 18, 2013 5:16 PM

    The shield has no integrity.

  18. twilson962 says: Nov 18, 2013 5:17 PM

    Trent Williams accusing someone of being unprofessional? Didn’t he punch Richard Sherman in the face after they lost and get kicked out of the pro bowl after a bar fight in Hawaii?

    ________________________________

    He mushed Richard Sherman cuz he wouldn’t shut up.

    He didn’t play in the Pro Bowl cuz he got hit in the head with a bottle while trying to break up a bar fight. Everyone there said he was a bystander.

  19. dowhatifeellike says: Nov 18, 2013 5:19 PM

    They may not have audio but with all the cameras pointed at the field there has to be video somewhere. Won’t prove what was said but should show if the interactions actually happened.

  20. hawkforlife says: Nov 18, 2013 5:23 PM

    Everyone knows there is recorded audio everywhere. Just like everyone knows the Seahawks pump sound into the stadium…

    How you lump Seattle into this I have no idea but everyone does NOT know because it’s been checked countless times and it’s never happened. Get a life.

  21. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 18, 2013 5:30 PM

    twilson962 says: Nov 18, 2013 5:17 PM

    Trent Williams accusing someone of being unprofessional? Didn’t he punch Richard Sherman in the face after they lost and get kicked out of the pro bowl after a bar fight in Hawaii?

    ________________________________

    He mushed Richard Sherman cuz he wouldn’t shut up.

    He didn’t play in the Pro Bowl cuz he got hit in the head with a bottle while trying to break up a bar fight. Everyone there said he was a bystander.
    ————-

    He did that because he was bitter because they lost while they had been showboating on the sidelines earlier in the game. Sherman didn’t even say or do anything worthy of that. It was a total sore loser move.

  22. voyager6 says: Nov 18, 2013 5:45 PM

    Another deleted recording scandal in Washington!

    Richard N and Rose Mary W are giggling in their afterlives….

  23. jdphx says: Nov 18, 2013 5:51 PM

    Suuuurrrrrrrre their was “no” recording. Please.

  24. dwaterdog says: Nov 18, 2013 5:51 PM

    Check with the NSA, they have recordings of everything.

  25. stairwayto7 says: Nov 18, 2013 5:55 PM

    A 300 lbs tattoed man upset a 170 lb man swore at him? The new Martin! Man up and shut up!

  26. imatroll300 says: Nov 18, 2013 6:05 PM

    you heard it here first 2014 nfl league mvp is gonna be blaine gabbert.

  27. tincansailor981 says: Nov 18, 2013 6:09 PM

    Definitely not a Washington fan but this one stinks. It’s way too tidy and convenient.

  28. mackcarrington says: Nov 18, 2013 6:12 PM

    “Testing… testing… is this thing on?

  29. commonsensefan says: Nov 18, 2013 6:18 PM

    While we may never know the truth; the worst-case scenario is that the ref spoke in an unprofessional and inappropriate way to Williams…and he feels the need to complain about it? My god, is it me or do these young NFL linemen act like eight year olds running to mommy when someone uses naughty language? Grow up and move on.

  30. phillyphannnn83 says: Nov 18, 2013 6:29 PM

    ” the microphone is open only from the time the huddle breaks until the ball is snapped.”

    if I’m not mistaken, this is EXACTLY when the incident SUPPOSEDLY took place. Watching the replay, the skins were headed to the line when it was SUPPOSEDLY said.

  31. junglerat524 says: Nov 18, 2013 11:58 PM

    Go figure

  32. skinsfolife says: Nov 19, 2013 6:06 PM

    Convenient.

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