The NFL has fined umpire Roy Ellison one sport examine ($9,300) and reinstated him from administrative go away after reviewing a Dec. 2 confrontation between Buffalo Bills defensive finish Jerry Hughes and Ellison, a league supply confirmed to ESPN.com.
The NFL beforehand fined Hughes $53,482 for unsportsmanlike conduct for confronting Ellison within the tunnel of Laborious Rock Stadium after a Bills loss to the Dolphins. The quantity of Hughes’ wonderful was dictated by the NFL’s collective bargaining settlement with the NFL Gamers Affiliation for a second offense of verbal or different non-physical offense in opposition to an official.
In video of the confrontation, Hughes accused Ellison of calling him a “b—-.” The ninth-year defensive finish 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 12 months as an NFL official, was beforehand suspended one sport with out pay in 2013 for allegedly making a profane and derogatory assertion to Washington Redskins offensive lineman Trent Williams.
Following that 2013 sport 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 referred to as him a “garbage-ass, disrespectful m—–f—–.”
Hughes denied the confrontation to reporters within the locker room shortly after. He additionally stated he did “not recall” whether or not an official referred to as him a “b—-” throughout the sport.