Redskins’ Trent Williams Claims Ref Cursed Him Out During Game
Washington Redskins offensive lineman Trent Williams accused NFL umpire Roy Ellison of cursing at him. Following Washington’s 24-16 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, Williams told Rob Carlin of CSN Washington that Ellison — who he identified by his uniform number — had some shocking words for him during the first half.
“I’m not even talking about a specific call. But when you have a ref come up to you while you’re at the line about to run a play, and call you — excuse my language — but a ‘garbage ass disrespectful motherf***er.’ To me, you know this is a players league. I just don’t think there’s no room for that,” Williams told reporters after the loss. “For you to take that from the team and the refs. I think it’s very unprofessional… It sucks. I’m at a loss for words you know, you never expect that as a player going into the game to have to beef with the refs also.”
Redskins guard Kory Lichtensteiger backed up his teammate’s claims about Ellison, telling Grant Paulsen of 106.7 The Fan in D.C. that he was wearing a microphone and standing next to Williams when the official cursed at him.
“I’ve never heard anything like that before in my life,” Lichtensteiger said. “I don’t know what it was, but that guy came out with some kind of vendetta. I don’t have a lot else to say, but I heard that comment.”