NFL umpire Roy Ellison did indeed make profane and derogatory statements toward Washington 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.
The suspension comes after Williams said following Sunday’s game that Ellison had called him “garbage [expletive] disrespectful [expletive]” during the game. Former NFL head of officiating Mike Pereira revealed this week that it wasn’t the first time Ellison had been accused of abusive language toward players, and that Pereira himself had previously warned Ellison that it better not happen again.
When it did happen again, the NFL had no choice but to act. And now Ellison will sit this week out.