Skip to comments.NFL could introduce 15-yard penalty for racial slur: Report
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 leagues owners 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 NFLs 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 Wootens idea, but he remains extremely hopeful the rule will be passed because there is too much disrespect in the game.
Amerika is doomed!
HEY! maybe they could call it flag football...
Is this satire? If not, the teams will be going backward into negative yards territory stats.
This would only be the first. You can come up with a lot of other groups who will want equal standing.
It’s ok to hurt someone’s brain with a concussion, but not ok to hurt their feelings with a word.
For crying out loud.
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.
15 yards for misspelling a comment about being able to see someone’s knickers?
Gee, how many time you think a black player will get called for using the ‘N’ word?
What if another black player calls someone “nigga?”
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 ?)
Wouldn’t a racial slur be unsportsmanlike conduct? Just enforce the existing rules.
How about “White-assed Cracka!” ?
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?
Ejection, sent to the showers, handcuffed to the wall with a 'soap on a rope' tied around his waist.
Will there be a 15-yard penalty for players using the racial slur, “creepy ass cracker”?
The NFL continues to marginalize itself.
The tight end gets ejected.
This is discriminatory. Equal time for “homophobic” slurs!
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.
HEY! maybe they could call it flag football...
More like fag football!
Why don’t they just levy a $10000 fine for each time and keep a running tally with player names on the scoreboard?
Public execution on the 50 yard line
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.
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.
agree..maricon, faggot, puta.....it’s endless...
“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.
Will this rule apply equally to whites and blacks? Or is it only a slur if used by whites?
Wonder if it includes the “____A” word? Like putting “a” at the end of a censored word makes it acceptable.
Too bad Limbaugh didn’t remember that rule a while back.
What happens if you say white?
Will honky, cracker, or white boy be similarly penalized?
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.
Like ‘hate crimes’, they will only apply to certain groups but not all groups.
Why not just call it 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.
What about the C and H words, cracker and honky?
What happens if someone uses Ninja or another substitute?
How many yards for calling someone a “Honkey”?
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.
The majority of players in the NFL are non-white.
“Omaha” is code word for 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 ...
This is a racist rule. It’s will obviously target more blacks than whites.
“uses the N-word..”
What are we, in the 3rd Grade here?
They already have it, unsportsmanlike conduct, also taunting.
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!