Redskins tackle Trent Williams thinks the NFL won’t take action regarding Williams’ allegation that he was verbally abused by official Roy Ellison. Though there’s still a chance the league won’t take action, a final decision hasn’t been made.
According to the league office, the investigation is ongoing.
Some think that the NFL won’t suspend Ellison because he is assigned to work a game this weekend. The league says that no conclusions should be drawn based on that fact.
While that doesn’t mean Ellison will be suspended, the fact that he’s working a game in Week 12 doesn’t mean he won’t be.
Williams said Wednesday that he hasn’t heard from the league. Coach Mike Shanahan said he has.
“I did talk to [Vice President of Officiating] Dean [Blandino],” Shanahan told reporters. “I can’t go into detail about that, but it was a number of issues. I didn’t call him just about that situation, but I did talk to him briefly about that.”
As we reported earlier in the week, the microphone worn by offensive lineman Kory Lichtensteiger wouldn’t have captured and recorded audio evidence of Ellison’s comments to Williams, who claims that Ellison called Williams a “garbage-ass, disrespectful mutherf–ker.”