The NFL has placed referee Roy Ellison on administrative leave while they investigate a heated exchange he had with Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes.
This isn’t Ellison’s first issue with a player. Back in 2013 he was suspended after an incident with Trent Williams.
Update on the situation with #Bills DE Jerry Hughes and the game official: The matter is under review. While that review is ongoing, ref Roy Ellison has been placed on administrative leave. He was suspended for an incident with Trent Williams in 2013.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 4, 2018
Video of Hughes yelling at an official surfaced shortly after Sunday’s game. In it the defensive end accused an official of calling him a “b*tch.”
#Bills DE Jerry Hughes ran after the refs after today's game accusing one of them of calling him a "bit**." Hughes had to be restrained by teammates. The league will look into the situation. pic.twitter.com/4aTTFRZTtE
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) December 2, 2018
Where there’s smoke, there’s usually fire. This official apparently has a history with players.
I still think Hughes overreacted, but officials probably shouldn’t be running around calling players b*tches either.