Redskins left tackle Trent Williams claimed he was cursed out by an official during his team's 24-16 loss to the Eagles on Sunday. (CSNPhilly.com)
It's one thing to hear language like this from opposing fans, but it's another to hear it from an official.
Redskins left tackle Trent Williams claimed after his team's 24-16 loss to the Eagles on Sunday that he was cursed out by umpire Roy Ellison shortly before the end of the first half.
Here's Williams' story, transcribed by CSNWashington:
“When you have a ref come to you, while you’re at the line about to run a play and call you … excuse my language, but a ‘garbage a--, disrespectful mother------,'” Williams said. “To me, this is a player’s league. I just don’t think there’s no room for that, for you [to] have to take that from the [opposing] team and the refs. I think it’s very unprofessional. It sucks. I’m at a loss for words. You never expect that, as a player going into the game, to have to beef with the refs also.”
Williams said he isn't sure why Ellison said what he did or what motivated him to make the comments, but according to CSNWashington, Redskins guard Kory Lichtensteiger "corroborated Williams’ account." Wide receiver Pierre Garçon, on the other hand, told Williams to stop talking in order to avoid a fine.
After Williams made his comments, a Washington pool reporter found the officials' bus in the parking lot before it pulled away and asked head referee Walt Coleman for a comment. According to the reporter, Michael Phillips of the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Coleman "said OK, then directed the driver to roll up the window. After the window of the bus was rolled up, it then began driving and left the stadium. No further comment was given.”
For more, see Tarik El-Bashir's full story on CSNWashington.com.