NFL granted request Former NFL referee Mike Carey, who retired before the start of this season to be an officiating analyst for CBS Sports, asked the NFL to not assign him any games featuring the Washington Redskins, because the official found the team's nickname offensive. Carey's last Redskins' game was in 2006.
NFL Referees Association denounces Ellison suspension The NFL has suspended umpire Roy Ellison (#81) for one game for a "profane and derogatory" statement to the Washington Redskins' Trent Williams. According to multiple reports, Ellison is supposed to have referred to Williams as "a garbage ass disrespectful motherfucker." In a statement, the NFL commented, NFL game officials