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NFL could introduce 15-yard penalty for racial slur: Report
Toronto Sun ^ | Feb. 21, 2014 | QMI AGENCY

Posted on 02/22/2014 6:46:11 AM PST by rickmichaels

The NFL could be set for a radical rule change.

The new penalty, which will be automatic 15-yards if a player uses the N-word, is set to be introduced during the league’s owner’s meetings in March, according to a CBS Sports report.

John Wooten, who heads up the Fritz Pollard Alliance which pays attention to diversity in the NFL, says he expects the NFL’s competition committee to suggest creating a rule penalizing players who use the N-word.

The rule would also include the potential for players to get ejected from the game, if they use the word a second time.

Wooten, who was at the NFL Combine on Friday, said he wants to completely erase the word from being used in the NFL.

"I will be totally shocked if the competition committee does not uphold us on what we're trying to do,” he said. "We want this word to be policed from the parking lot to the equipment room to the locker room. Secretaries, PR people, whoever, we want it eliminated completely and want it policed everywhere."

The NFL has yet to comment on Wooten’s idea, but he remains extremely hopeful the rule will be passed because “there is too much disrespect in the game”.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: nfl; politicalcorrectness; slur; speechcodes; thoughtcrime; trashtalking
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1 posted on 02/22/2014 6:46:11 AM PST by rickmichaels
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Amerika is doomed!


2 posted on 02/22/2014 6:47:54 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: rickmichaels

HEY! maybe they could call it flag football...


3 posted on 02/22/2014 6:48:25 AM PST by bigheadfred
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To: rickmichaels

Is this satire? If not, the teams will be going backward into negative yards territory stats.


4 posted on 02/22/2014 6:49:05 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: rickmichaels

This would only be the first. You can come up with a lot of other groups who will want equal standing.


5 posted on 02/22/2014 6:49:29 AM PST by Truth29
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To: rickmichaels

Thank goodness!

It’s ok to hurt someone’s brain with a concussion, but not ok to hurt their feelings with a word.


6 posted on 02/22/2014 6:49:34 AM PST by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: rickmichaels

For crying out loud.

Unbelievable. No.


7 posted on 02/22/2014 6:49:49 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ( http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: rickmichaels

Way to many penalties. Made the game very boring. Ticket prices are extremely high, I don’t know how a middle class family can afford to go to one game.


8 posted on 02/22/2014 6:50:58 AM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: rickmichaels

15 yards for misspelling a comment about being able to see someone’s knickers?


9 posted on 02/22/2014 6:51:03 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: rickmichaels

Gee, how many time you think a black player will get called for using the ‘N’ word?


10 posted on 02/22/2014 6:53:11 AM PST by DJ Frisat ((optional, printed after my name on post))
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To: rickmichaels

What if another black player calls someone “nigga?”


11 posted on 02/22/2014 6:53:30 AM PST by Lou L (Health "insurance" is NOT the same as health "care")
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To: rickmichaels
What will the penalty be for saying faggot?
12 posted on 02/22/2014 6:53:57 AM PST by detective
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Only 15yds ??

Why stop there .. take it to the Nøzi's logical conclusion and just shoot the crackas in situ .. let EVERYONE see what the bøstards are really all about.


(shirley this will also apply to negros denigrating fellow negros, right ?)

13 posted on 02/22/2014 6:55:12 AM PST by tomkat
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To: rickmichaels

Wouldn’t a racial slur be unsportsmanlike conduct? Just enforce the existing rules.


14 posted on 02/22/2014 6:55:26 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (In the long run, we are all dead.)
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How about “White-assed Cracka!” ?


15 posted on 02/22/2014 6:55:44 AM PST by Dubh_Ghlase (Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee.)
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To: rickmichaels

Next, personal foul for sneering at the opposition.

Then, penalty for certain words discerned by reading their lips.

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What else would we expect from the Pretty-in-pink NFL?


16 posted on 02/22/2014 6:56:49 AM PST by TomGuy
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What will the penalty be for saying faggot?

Ejection, sent to the showers, handcuffed to the wall with a 'soap on a rope' tied around his waist.

17 posted on 02/22/2014 6:57:01 AM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: rickmichaels

Will there be a 15-yard penalty for players using the racial slur, “creepy ass cracker”?


18 posted on 02/22/2014 6:57:07 AM PST by Carl Vehse
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To: rickmichaels

The NFL continues to marginalize itself.


19 posted on 02/22/2014 6:57:17 AM PST by Arm_Bears (Shoot cops that shoot dogs.)
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To: detective

The tight end gets ejected.


20 posted on 02/22/2014 6:57:24 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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