Vikings receiver Jerome Simpson has accused an official of making inappropriate comments to players during Sunday’s game.
“There were some questionable things, what the ref also said to a couple of our players,” Simpson said, via the Pioneer Press. “I won’t go into that. It was kind of some stuff, controversial things that he said to a couple of our players. . . . It wasn’t good what he said. But I’ll leave it at that. I’ll let him live.”
Simpson wouldn’t divulge details of what the official said, although he did say it was nothing racist. Simpson also said he doesn’t plan to complain to the league office about it.
“It was definitely nothing that you say, that they should say to our players, what he said,” Simpson said. “I didn’t like it. I wanted to go ask him about it after the game but he took off into the locker room.”
This is the second time this season that an NFL player accused an official of verbal abuse. Washington offensive lineman Trent Williams previously accused umpire Roy Ellison of inappropriate language, an accusation that resulted in the NFL suspending Ellison for one game.