Trent Williams verbally harassed by NFL official, he claims
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) - Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan says he will speak to the NFL about an incident in which a game official allegedly directed profane words at left tackle Trent Williams.
Shanahan said Monday he's "disappointed" over the incident and added: "You just can't use that type of language to get your point across."
Williams says he was called vulgar names by official No. 81 - which would be umpire Roy Ellison - while the Redskins had the ball late in the second quarter of Sunday's loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Other players say they heard the words as well.
Shanahan says some of the linemen were wearing microphones, which the league can use to verify exactly what happened.
NFL spokesman Greg Aiello says the league is reviewing the incident.