The NFL on Tuesday positioned umpire Roy Ellison on administrative leave because it continues to evaluation a confrontation between Buffalo Bills defensive finish Jerry Hughes and Ellison after Sunday’s recreation in opposition to the Miami Dolphins.
Hughes won’t be suspended, a supply informed ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Video shows Hughes yelling at an official within the tunnel of Laborious Rock Stadium after Buffalo’s 21-17 loss to Miami. Hughes accused the official of calling him a “b—-.” He was later restrained by a group workers member and a teammate as he continued to shout on the official, “I am going to catch you.”
Ellison, in his 16th yr as an NFL official, was beforehand suspended one recreation with out pay in 2013 for allegedly making a profane and derogatory assertion to Washington Redskins offensive lineman Trent Williams.
Following that 2013 recreation in opposition to the Philadelphia Eagles, Williams stated Ellison stubborn him out throughout a Redskins drive late within the first half, an accusation teammates backed. Williams stated Ellison walked by him after a play and known as him a “garbage-ass, disrespectful m—–f—–.”
Hughes denied Sunday’s confrontation to reporters within the locker room shortly after. He additionally stated he did “not recall” whether or not an official known as him a “b—-” through the recreation.
“Who did? I did what?” Hughes stated. “What did I say? If I did go up to the official, what did I say?”
When informed there was video of the confrontation, the ninth-year participant repeated to reporters, “I’d love to see the video.”
Hughes additionally denied he had any issues with the officiating within the recreation.
“[It was] truthful,” he stated. “We had our alternatives to make performs and the ball simply rolled of their favor.”