The NFL on Tuesday positioned umpire Roy Ellison on administrative depart because it continues to study a war of words between Buffalo Expenses defensive finish Jerry Hughes and Ellison after Sunday’s recreation towards the Miami Dolphins.
Hughes might not be suspended, a supply advised ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Video displays Hughes yelling at an legitimate within the tunnel of Laborious Rock Stadium after Buffalo’s 21-17 loss to Miami. Hughes accused the legitimate of calling him a “b—-.” He was once later restrained via a crew group of workers member and a teammate as he endured to shout on the legitimate, “I’m going to catch you.”
Ellison, in his 16th yr as an NFL legitimate, was once up to now suspended one recreation with out pay in 2013 for allegedly creating a profane and derogatory remark to Washington Redskins offensive lineman Trent Williams.
Following that 2013 recreation towards the Philadelphia Eagles, Williams stated Ellison stubborn him out all through a Redskins pressure past due within the first part, an accusation teammates sponsored. Williams stated Ellison walked via him after a play and referred to as him a “garbage-ass, disrespectful m—–f—–.”
Hughes denied Sunday’s war of words to journalists within the locker room in a while after. He additionally stated he did “no longer recall” whether or not an legitimate referred to as him a “b—-” all through the sport.
“Who did? I did what?” Hughes stated. “What did I say? If I did pass as much as the legitimate, what did I say?”
When advised there was once video of the war of words, the ninth-year participant repeated to journalists, “I would really like to look the video.”
Hughes additionally denied he had any issues of the officiating within the recreation.
“[It was] honest,” he stated. “We had our alternatives to make performs and the ball simply rolled of their want.”