NFL cannot tolerate smack talk from officials

Quarterback Robert Griffin III of the Washington Redskins looks to run as offensive tackle Trent...

Quarterback Robert Griffin III of the Washington Redskins looks to run as offensive tackle Trent Williams blocks during the fourth quarter of a game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on November 17, 2013 in Philadelphia. (Rich Schultz /Getty Images/AFP)

JOHN KRYK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:52 PM ET

The NFL is cracking down on in-game taunting by players.

Does it apply to refs as well? We’re about to find out.

After his Washington Redskins lost at Philadelphia, offensive tackle Trent Williams alleged that the game’s umpire, Roy Ellison, walked by him after a play and called him a “garbage-ass, disrespectful motherf----r.”

He did not mean motherfather.

Williams was livid about the incident, railing about it in the Skins’ locker room.

He wasn’t the only source of the allegation either. Several of Washington’s teammates corroborated the serious charge.


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