For the second time in his career as an NFL official Roy Ellison is facing discipline from the league.
Ellison got into a heated conversation with Buffalo Bills pass rusher Jerry Hughes after his team’s game against the Miami Dolphins this past Sunday. It happened in the tunnel to the locker room. And clearly, Ellison said something to set Hughes off.
— Jon Scott (@JonScottTV) December 2, 2018
The NFL is now looking into the situation and has placed Ellison on paid administrative leave.
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
As NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport notes, Ellison was involved in an incident with Redskins left tackle Trent Williams back in 2013. It led to him being suspended. Any punishment in regards to this situation might go a step further.
It was one of a couple examples of the officials looking back this past weekend around the NFL.