Maybe spending all that time around 69,000 Philadelphians in South Philly rubbed off on the referees working yesterday's Eagles-Redskins game. Because one umpire directed some very foul language at one of the Redskins players.
You can watch the clip of Trent Williams discussing the incident above and read the transcript from the Washington Post below:
During the final possession of the second quarter, Williams said, an official — Williams identified him by his uniform number, 81, which Sunday was worn by umpire Roy Ellison — approached him and called him a “garbage-(expeletive), disrespectful mother (expletive). … “If you rewind the play, you can see him walk by and say something,” Williams said. “You’ll see me turn around and say: ‘What was that?’ “
The DC Sports Bog tracked down video of the actual play in question where the ref appears to say something to Williams and examines it frame by frame.
Pretty strange without more context.
The NY Daily News explains that an attempt to talk to the ref after the game proved unfruitful:
A pool reporter attempted to speak with officials, who were already on a bus to leave the stadium after the game, about Williams’ claim. According to the reporter, referee Walt Coleman came to the window to hear the question, but after hearing of Williams’ comments, Coleman instructed the driver to close the window and the bus departed.
On Friday, Sixers fans got some bad news when the team revealed that No. 1 overall pick Ben Simmons fractured the fifth metatarsal in his right foot.
The Sixers didn't give a timetable for his return, saying that they were reviewing treatment options for the 6-foot-10 point-forward.
As a guest on CSNPhilly's Sportsnet Central, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Mark Schwartz gave a little insight into Simmons' injury. Schwartz is not treating Simmons, but has dealt with similar injuries. Schwartz believes the prognosis is good for the Sixers' rookie.
"The big question is where the exact location of this fracture is," Schwartz said. "That will dictate the prognosis and the treatment. If it's at the base of the fifth metatarsal, it's usually a non-surgical treatment. It's usually a cast/boot for six to eight weeks and return to play somewhere around eight weeks."
That would be great news considering Sixers fans didn't get to see Nerlens Noel the year he was drafted and are still awaiting the debut of 2014 draft pick Joel Embiid.
Schwartz warns that the injury could be something known as a Jones fracture, which would likely require surgery and the recovery could be three to four months. The prognosis would still be good, according to Schwartz, but other NBA players have had lengthy recoveries with a similar injury.
"The prognosis is still good, but we know that Kevin Durant had a Jones fracture and he was out for an entire season because of it not healing," Schwartz said. "But the prognosis is good, however, the question is whether it's going to require surgery or not."
For more from Schwartz on Simmons' injury and possible timetable, check out the video above.
HANOVER, N.H. -- Alek Torgersen threw a touchdown pass and ran for two more scores as Pennsylvania rolled to a 37-24 victory over Dartmouth in the Ivy League opener for both teams on Friday night.
Torgersen finished with 188 yards passing, and bounced back from having his 17-game TD-passing streak snapped in a 31-17 loss at Fordham last week. He capped the Quakers' opening drive with a 28-yard scoring strike to Christian Pearson. Torgersen also bullied in from the 4 and 3-yard lines to help stretch Penn's lead to 35-10 late in the third quarter.
Tre Solomon ran for 107 yards on 29 carries and had scoring runs of 1 and 7 yards for Penn (1-2, 1-0).
Jack Heneghan was 27 of 43 for 289 yards passing, and threw two touchdown passes late in the fourth quarter to lead Dartmouth (2-1, 0-1).
It was second-year Penn coach Ray Priore's first win against Dartmouth.