Buffalo Bills: The final update in the Jerry Hughes situation

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Buffalo Bills veteran Jerry Hughes confronted a referee a few weeks ago, and a final update on the situation was released.

The Buffalo Bills lost a heartbreaker in Miami two weeks ago, and things got heated after the game.

Jerry Hughes confronted referee Roy Ellison and accused the official of calling him names on the field.

The confrontation resulted in Hughes receiving a hefty fine, and it was recently reported that Ellison was fined as well.

An ESPN.com article explains that Ellison was fined one game check and will be back on the field as an official this week. Luckily, he will not be in Buffalo.

The punishments have been handed out and both sides can officially move on. But it may not realistically be so simple for Hughes.

If Ellison officiates another Bills game, there will certainly be some tension, perhaps from both sides. As reported, this is not the first incident involving Ellison:

"Ellison, in his 16th year as an NFL official, was previously suspended one game without pay in 2013 for allegedly making a profane and derogatory statement to Washington Redskins offensive lineman Trent Williams."

It is fair to note that tensions are high on an NFL field. Players may scream at refs, and it is alright to calm the player down and diffuse the situation. But Ellison needs to understand that he can’t go calling these men horrible names in the midst of a game.

It is unprofessional and creates a negative situation for no reason.

I don’t think that Hughes should have tried to confront Ellison in the manner he did, but I am also not an NFL player who just finished an intense game. Emotions run high and the last thing a player wants to deal with after a loss is a referee saying inappropriate things.

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This story will die down for now, at least until Ellison is officiating a Bills game once again.