Trent Williams gave media members plenty of clues to locate the moment during which he claimed an official verbally abused him Sunday afternoon. Via the Insider:
During the final possession of the second quarter, Williams said, an official — Williams identified him by his uniform number, 81, which Sunday was worn by umpire Roy Ellison — approached him and called him a “garbage-(expeletive), disrespectful mother (expletive). … “If you rewind the play, you can see him walk by and say something,” Williams said. “You’ll see me turn around and say: ‘What was that?’ “
That was good enough for Fox 5’s Lindsay Murphy, who identified what sure appears to be the incident in question, early in Washington’s final drive of the first half.
There was a lengthy delay inside four minutes of the second quarter, as officials reviewed and then reversed what had been called an Alfred Morris fumble on the field. Before the next snap, Ellison walked through the Redskins line of scrimmage and appeared to say something to Williams, No. 71, who was already lined up on the left.
As Ellison backpedaled away from the line, Williams began to turn his head to look at the official.
Ellison appeared to say something again, and pointed toward the left tackle, who lifted both arms, as in confusion. Tight end Niles Paul, still approaching the line of scrimmage, also turned his head toward Ellison.
Paul and Williams both stared at the official as he continued to go backwards.
As Ellison kept backpedaling, quarterback Robert Griffin III, too, turned to look at the official.