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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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To: rickmichaels

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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To: rickmichaels
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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To: detective

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.

==

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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To: detective
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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To: rickmichaels

This is discriminatory. Equal time for “homophobic” slurs!


21 posted on 02/22/2014 6:57:27 AM PST by madprof98
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To: rickmichaels

It’s a game where the players can’t police themselves at all, where the jerks feel entitled to break out the gyrating celebration buffoonery for even the most marginally successful plays. So I guess you need rules suitable for 2nd grade elementary school students as far as language used on the field.

Freegards


22 posted on 02/22/2014 6:57:43 AM PST by Ransomed
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To: bigheadfred

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

More like fag football!


23 posted on 02/22/2014 6:58:07 AM PST by jimmyo57
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To: rickmichaels
Ya mean like for saying....WMF

Ridiculous

24 posted on 02/22/2014 6:58:34 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: rickmichaels

Why don’t they just levy a $10000 fine for each time and keep a running tally with player names on the scoreboard?


25 posted on 02/22/2014 6:58:34 AM PST by bigheadfred
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To: bigheadfred
HEY! maybe they could call it flag football...

Eventual corrected version:

26 posted on 02/22/2014 6:58:45 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: detective
What will the penalty be for saying faggot?

Public execution on the 50 yard line

27 posted on 02/22/2014 6:58:53 AM PST by digger48
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To: rickmichaels
There have to be rules for the rule. Is it a penalty if a black calls a black a "n*****"? Can forms of the noun, such as "niggardly" be used? Who knows? Maybe there will be no penalty for saying "you're a niggardly chap".

Why not just issue a dictionary of words that may be spoken on the playing field and in the locker room?

There are people being slaughtered in uprisings all over the world, and some big strong overpaid football jocks can't be called a bad word? Unreal.

28 posted on 02/22/2014 6:59:30 AM PST by grania
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To: Don Corleone

Only the N word? Coon, jig, Spade are ok? How about Spick, Gook? Honkey, Cracker? Don’t jump on me folks. The NFL sez that these words are ok.

CC


29 posted on 02/22/2014 6:59:56 AM PST by Captain Compassion
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To: madprof98

agree..maricon, faggot, puta.....it’s endless...


30 posted on 02/22/2014 7:00:05 AM PST by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: detective

“What will the penalty be for saying faggot?”

I don’t know, but the refs are going to have to throw a special rainbow fag flag.


31 posted on 02/22/2014 7:01:40 AM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: rickmichaels

Will this rule apply equally to whites and blacks? Or is it only a slur if used by whites?


32 posted on 02/22/2014 7:02:16 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: rickmichaels

Wonder if it includes the “____A” word? Like putting “a” at the end of a censored word makes it acceptable.

BeyatchA

SlutA

Sandra FlukA

Too bad Limbaugh didn’t remember that rule a while back.


33 posted on 02/22/2014 7:02:40 AM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: rickmichaels

What happens if you say white?


34 posted on 02/22/2014 7:03:04 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: rickmichaels

Will honky, cracker, or white boy be similarly penalized?


35 posted on 02/22/2014 7:03:14 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: rickmichaels
Why not just call it Sarcastaball?

http://www.southparkstudios.com/full-episodes/s16e08-sarcastaball the guys wear bras and tinfoil hats, use a balloon instead of a ball and give hugs and compliments to the opposing team instead of tackling them.

36 posted on 02/22/2014 7:03:24 AM PST by digger48
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To: freeangel

Like ‘hate crimes’, they will only apply to certain groups but not all groups.


37 posted on 02/22/2014 7:04:00 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: digger48

Why not just call it Sarcastaball?

http://www.southparkstudios.com/full-episodes/s16e08-sarcastaball

the guys wear bras and tinfoil hats, use a balloon instead of a ball and give hugs and compliments to the opposing team instead of tackling them.


38 posted on 02/22/2014 7:04:29 AM PST by digger48
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To: rickmichaels
The new penalty, which will be automatic 15-yards if a player uses the N-word,

What about the C and H words, cracker and honky?

39 posted on 02/22/2014 7:04:42 AM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: rickmichaels

What happens if someone uses Ninja or another substitute?


40 posted on 02/22/2014 7:04:54 AM PST by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: rickmichaels

How many yards for calling someone a “Honkey”?


41 posted on 02/22/2014 7:05:59 AM PST by DepressionKid
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To: rickmichaels

Sadly, I think that Limbaugh is right. The Wussification of the NFL is going to obliterate fans’ interest in what was a, one time, great game.
This year, the ONLY time I caught a sight of the “Olympics” was if I entered a coffee shop that had a TV on. Who the hell cares?
When a touchdown is called back because the scorer taunted and hurt the feelings of the safety that was out played, a hundred thousand TV sets will be turned off for good. And who will even care?
They are allowing their own demise.


42 posted on 02/22/2014 7:06:16 AM PST by CaptainAmiigaf (NY TIMES: We print the news as it fits our views.)
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To: TomGuy
Highlights of the next Superbowl.


43 posted on 02/22/2014 7:07:15 AM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Pearls Before Swine

The majority of players in the NFL are non-white.


44 posted on 02/22/2014 7:08:19 AM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: digger48

“Omaha” is code word for the N word.


45 posted on 02/22/2014 7:11:03 AM PST by kaboom
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To: rickmichaels
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.

What about the F-word?

What happened to "Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me?"

Football is on its way out with unionization of college players, the word police, and ...

46 posted on 02/22/2014 7:11:24 AM PST by olezip (Time obliterates the fictions of opinion and confirms the decisions of nature. ~ Cicero)
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To: rickmichaels

This is a racist rule. It’s will obviously target more blacks than whites.


47 posted on 02/22/2014 7:12:18 AM PST by CrappieLuck
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To: rickmichaels

“uses the N-word..”

What are we, in the 3rd Grade here?


48 posted on 02/22/2014 7:13:18 AM PST by FAA
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To: rickmichaels

They already have it, unsportsmanlike conduct, also taunting.


49 posted on 02/22/2014 7:13:46 AM PST by discostu (I don't meme well.)
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To: carriage_hill
I agree with you -- I thought this was one of those "semi-news - semi-satire" reports.

It's clear from this that the NFL considers possible hurt feelings on a par with, say, concussions (which if you think about it are "possibly life-threatening"). This is inanity at the highest level!

50 posted on 02/22/2014 7:14:08 AM PST by glennaro
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