The Insider: NFL referees


Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 12/04/2013

Santana Moss calls this season’s NFL officiating ‘the worst that I’ve ever seen’

Wide receiver says it’s ‘not just this team’ involved in missed calls.

By Mark Maske  |  03:15 PM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL referees, officials, Santana Moss, Week 14

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 12/03/2013

Mike Shanahan on officiating mistake: ‘You live with it’

“Obviously they made a mistake and you live with it,” says Redskins coach regarding call in game against Giants.

By Mark Maske  |  02:15 PM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, NFL referees, officials, Redskins vs. Giants, Week 14

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 12/02/2013

NFL says officials should have stopped Redskins vs. Giants game to clear up confusion over downs

The NFL VP of officiating said play in Sunday night’s game “should have been stopped prior to third down and the correct down communicated to both clubs.”

By Mark Maske  |  01:38 PM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, news conferences, NFL referees, officials, Redskins vs. Giants, Robert Griffin III, video, Week 13

Posted at 01:50 AM ET, 12/02/2013

Redskins’ loss to Giants ends with controversy over what down it was

Mike Shanahan says he was told by an official the Redskins had gotten a first down.

By Mark Maske  |  01:50 AM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, news conferences, NFL referees, officials, Pierre Garcon, Redskins vs. Giants, Robert Griffin III, video, Week 13

Posted at 06:03 PM ET, 11/25/2013

Diversity group says Trent Williams ‘directed racial epithets’ at Eagles player or players

New allegation comes in addition to Williams being accused of using a profanity and a racial slur during the Nov. 17 game at umpire Roy Ellison, which Williams has denied.

By Mark Maske  |  06:03 PM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL referees, officials, Trent Williams, Week 12

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 11/23/2013

No immediate grievance hearing for suspended NFL official Roy Ellison

League’s one-game suspension for using profanity at Redskins lineman Trent Williams remains in place this weekend.

By Mark Maske  |  02:14 PM ET, 11/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL referees, officials, Trent Williams, Week 12

Posted at 07:40 PM ET, 11/22/2013

NFL Referees Association denounces league’s suspension of Roy Ellison

The group also intends to file an immediate grievance on behalf of umpire Roy Ellison.

By Mike Jones  |  07:40 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL referees, officials, Trent Williams, Week 12

Posted at 06:31 PM ET, 11/22/2013

Head of diversity group says official’s suspension justified but Williams’s role must be further scrutinized

‘The thing I’m hoping is that the truth will come out that Trent did curse him and did use the N-word at him,’ says John Wooten of the Fritz Pollard Alliance.

By Mark Maske  |  06:31 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL referees, officials, Trent Williams, Week 12

Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 11/22/2013

NFL suspends official for one game for verbal abuse of Trent Williams

Umpire Roy Ellison suspended without pay for “profane [and] derogatory” statement.

By Mark Maske and Mike Jones  |  04:41 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL referees, officials, Trent Williams, Week 12

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 11/22/2013

NFL unlikely to discipline Trent Williams for incident with official

League’s review continues and it’s unclear if disciplinary action against the official is under consideration.

By Mark Maske  |  11:00 AM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL referees, officials, Trent Williams, Week 12

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/21/2013

What is the worst call ever made in a Redskins game?

With officials under scrutiny this week for calling penalties, for not calling penalties and for allegedly calling Trent Williams unprintable names, it seems like a good time for a referee question.

By Greg Schimmel  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  history, NFL referees, officials, Opening kick

Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Mike Shanahan speaks with league over Trent Williams-Roy Ellison incident

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan spoke to the NFL’s vice president of officiating about Trent Williams’s incident involving official Roy Ellison.

By Mike Jones  |  05:05 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, NFL referees, officials, Trent Williams, Week 12

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 11/18/2013

NFL reviewing Trent Williams’s allegation that he was verbally abused by official [updated]

No timetable given for completion of league’s review.

By Mark Maske  |  10:59 AM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kory Lichtensteiger, Mike Shanahan, NFL referees, officials, Redskins vs. Eagles, Robert Griffin III, Trent Williams, Week 11

Posted at 05:58 PM ET, 11/17/2013

Trent Williams says official verbally abused him

Trent Williams says an NFL official verbally attacked him, and other players back his story.

By Kent Babb and Mark Maske  |  05:58 PM ET, 11/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kory Lichtensteiger, NFL referees, officials, Redskins vs. Eagles, Robert Griffin III, Trent Williams, Week 11

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 09/30/2012

Officiating crew announced

The NFL's regular officials are working a full slate of games Sunday.

By Mark Maske  |  03:17 PM ET, 09/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, NFL referees

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/27/2012

And the NFL’s referees are back!

The NFL's referees are back! Also, a comparison of the Redskins' backfield a year ago and now, and a look at which NFC teams stand in the way of a Redskins playoff appearance.

By Keith McMillan  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFC worry index, NFL referees, Opening kick, Redskins running backs, Redskins-Buccaneers, Referee lockout, Replacement refs, Roy Helu, Running backs, Ryan Grant, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Week 4

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 09/21/2012

NFL, locked-out referees negotiated this week without reaching agreement

Lockout of regular game officials continues with no further talks scheduled at this point.

By Mark Maske  |  12:09 PM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL referees

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 09/12/2012

Roger Goodell says replacement refs did a “very credible job” in Week 1

Commissioner is also preparing to meet with suspended Saints players

By Mark Maske  |  12:06 PM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL referees, Roger Goodell, Saints bounty suspensions

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 09/01/2012

Talks between NFL, referees stall

Negotiations between the NFL and its locked-out referees stalled again Saturday, and the NFL Referees Association said it does not expect its members to be on the field when the season opens Wednesday.

By Mark Maske  |  02:08 PM ET, 09/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:50 PM ET, 08/31/2012

NFL negotiating with referees association

Negotiations between the NFL and its locked-out referees resumed Friday in an effort to avoid having the regular season begin next week with replacement officials on the field.

By Mark Maske  |  07:50 PM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL referees