The Washington Times - November 22, 2013, 05:17PM

Umpire Roy Ellison was suspended without pay for one game on Friday after an investigation determined he made “a profane and derogatory statement” to Washington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams on Sunday, the league announced.

Ellison, who is part of referee Walt Coleman’s crew, was scheduled to work the San Diego Chargers’ road game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. He will be able to return to the field for the Week 13 games.

The NFL’s statement notes that officials “are expected to avoid personal confrontations with players and be respectful of players and coaches at all times,” and it cites the collective bargaining agreement with the NFL Referees’ Association, which states that “at no time will a Game Official engage in any conduct which adversely affects or reflects on the NFL or which results in the impairment of public confidence in the honest and orderly conduct of League games or the integrity or good character of its Game Officials.”

Williams said after the Redskins’ 24-16 loss to the Eagles on Sunday that Ellison called him a “garbage-a— m––f–—” during the second quarter. Left guard Kory Lichtensteiger said he heard Ellison’s comments, and Williams and tight end Niles Paul can be seen reacting to something Ellison said as he walked by the left side of the offensive line before a play beginning at 3:27 remaining before halftime.

Mike Pereira, a former vice president of officiating and now a rules analyst for Fox Sports, said earlier in the week that he was made aware of a similar situation involving Ellison years ago.

Williams was not fined for his role in the altercation or for his postgame comments, including the repetition of those expletives.

Ellison has been an NFL umpire since 2003.