Game official in Jerry Hughes dispute placed on administrative leave

first_imgJerry Hughes runs off field and straight to officials, getting in the face of one in particular. Clearly something said that set Hughes off. #Bills pic.twitter.com/4uuqHL9mLM— Jon Scott (@JonScottTV) December 2, 2018Hughes admitted after the game that he was frustrated by the Bills’ loss but deflected questions about the incident, though he said he “would love to see the video” of him yelling.Here’s the conversation with Jerry Hughes afterwards about confrontation.When asked specifically about it Hughes repeatedly says “I’d love to see the video.” #Bills pic.twitter.com/2IdNoKzy2W— Jon Scott (@JonScottTV) December 2, 2018NFLRA executive director Scott Green released a statement Wednesday, saying he expects Ellison to be cleared of any wrongdoing. Related News The NFL has placed umpire Roy Ellison on administrative leave after Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes accused him of directing a derogatory remark toward him during Buffalo’s loss Sunday at Miami, NFL Media reported.Hughes ran off the field after his team’s 21-17 loss and straight toward officiating crew to confront them. He got in the face of one and later appeared to shout that another called him a “b—h.” “We fully expect the NFL’s review to clear Roy Ellison,” Green said. “Video from last week’s game shows he was verbally threatened by a player who has a well-documented history of abusive language and inappropriate actions towards our officials. Bills DE Jerry Hughes confronts official in tunnel after loss to Dolphins “While we are disappointed that the NFL has yet to address that aspect of the incident, we look forward to working with the League during its review and will ensure that Roy’s rights are protected during this process.”Ellison, a 16-year officiating veteran, previously was suspended one game in 2013 for making a profane, derogatory comment toward Redskins offensive lineman Trent Williams.Sunday’s altercation remains under review by the league. Hughes will not be suspended, ESPN reported, citing an unidentified source.last_img

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