Open thread: Should Sunday's umpire be punished?

Open thread: Should Sunday's umpire be punished?
November 19, 2013, 6:15 am
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Fallout from Williams and official

Over the past 24 hours, there have been several new developments in the Trent Williams vs. Roy Ellison controversy. 

On Monday afternoon, Coach Mike Shanahan confirmed that the NFL is looking into the matter, telling reporters that he expects to speak to the league this week about Williams’ allegations. Shanahan also made his displeasure known, saying, “You just really can’t use that type of language to get your point across.” 

Meantime, ProFootballTalk.com reported that Ellison, the official Williams accused of cursing him out during Sunday's loss to the Eagles, has been warned previously by his superiors for directing similar profane language at players. PFT's Mike Florio also told CSN Washington in an on-air interview that the microphone guard Kory Lichtensteiger was wearing during the game might not have recorded the incident, meaning it's possible there's no indisputable proof that Ellison did, in fact, curse out Williams. 

The league's investigation into the matter is ongoing and the expectation is that it may take a few days (if not longer) to untangle the mess. But this morning’s question is clearcut: If Ellison is proven to have used inappropriate language against Williams, what do you think should be his punishment?