After Sunday’s game, Washington Redskins tackle Trent Williams said that referee Roy Ellison was calling him names and using inappropriate language. He identified him by number and went on a tirade. Former NFL head of officiating Mike Pereira said on FOX Football Daily that this wasn’t his accusation, and when he held the position he had a similar issue with Ellison.
“What concerns me about this is I sat in the same chair that Dean Blandino, the vice president of officiating, is sitting in right now, with the same official, Roy Ellison, who years ago allegedly shouted and swore at players, and it was a big issue that I had to deal with,” Pereira said. “I actually had to talk with him in the office to make sure that none of this was going on. So the fact that it has happened twice now with the same individual has to concern the league, and I know they are taking a strong look at this.”
There was no evidence or audio in that case. There was a player wearing a mic during this game, but it was used for ambient sound and was not recording. It was also on during plays, not between plays.