NFL to Penalize Use of Racial Slur

ESPN, February 23, 2014

The head of the Fritz Pollard Alliance, which monitors diversity in the NFL, expects the league to institute a rule where players would be penalized 15 yards for using the N-word on the field.

John Wooten, the head of the Fritz Pollard Alliance, anticipates that the NFL’s competition committee will enact the rule at the owners’ meeting next month.

“We did talk about it, I’m sure that you saw near the end of the year that Fritz Pollard (Alliance) came out very strong with the message that the league needs to do something about the language on the field,” said Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome, who is on the league’s competition committee. “So we did discuss over the last three days.”

Newsome also said the committee talked about other slurs coming under any possible new rule, including homophobic slurs.

Wooten, who previously has urged all players to stop using the N-word, thinks the NFL will rule an automatic 15-yard penalty for first-time offenders and an ejection for second infractions.


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  • r j p

    This penalty will only be imposed when the “word” is used by a White.

    • dd121

      Has that been reported to be the actual rule?

    • MikeofAges

      Probably not so. But these people ought to get a grip. There already is penalty for taunting, which generally means verbal behavior. They ought to cover this issue under taunting. If it’s not directed at anyone and up to the level of taunting, let it go. It’s professional football, not a bunch of eight year old playing fish.

      • dd121

        They should also rule that political disagreements be resolved with political debate. Instead the left is trying to outlaw political discourse by labeling it “hate speech” and outlawing it. That’s where we’re headed.

      • r j p

        Actually, in the case of blacks, it is 8 year olds.

    • JackKrak

      I think so too. If they call it EVERY time The Word is used, someone might notice that 99 out of 100 times the guilty party is of a certain complexion…

  • MekongDelta69

    ESPN is so leftist P.C., they make Soros seem like an AmRen member!

    The amount of groveling on that network is gag-worthy…

    • Alexandra1973

      Well, if they’d all go back to Africa, they wouldn’t have to worry about us interfering with “dey culcha,” would they?

      • Cid Campeador

        I’m all for a repatriation program.
        The social engineers have brought us to the brink of destruction. They don’t seem to understand that in the last act of this play, the monster that they’ve created and nurtured will be coming for THEM as well.

    • Frank_DeScushin

      At this point I’m almost expecting some black personality to say that it would be racist for the NFL to suspend Ray Rice because not hitting a woman is a white thing and knocking out your fiancé with an upoercut is more accepted in the black community.

      • Cid Campeador

        That girl better take that baby get away because the next time, and there WILL be, could see her demise.

        • Moe

          All black women have the propensity to “go ghetto” at the slightest provocation. Tyra Banks, oprah & whoopie certainly come to mind…

    • Cid Campeador

      They key word is “normal”. That doesn’t apply to a large percentage of them.
      The whole sport has become a microcosm of this Society, I wonder when the Cheerleaders are going to be required to “get down” with the players.
      Notice the sparsity of Black girls? The percentage is almost on a par with the sparsity of White players.
      Notice how the “pairing” is becoming more blatant on TV commercials. It’s all part of the Progressive agenda.

    • Raydonn

      Coming from the most failed race in human history, nothing surprises me anymore.

      • blight14

        Well stated…..granted, where WOULD we be without the SuperSoaker water gun!!!!!

    • Moe

      Oh I can just imagine… I don’t watch espn. When the culture started invading the nfl and mtv, I switched over to food ntwk & travel channel, and Fox News

  • When it’s found out that almost all use of the n-word is by n-words doing their trash talking, the rule will be disposed. I found out today that the Rooney family, the owner of the Steelers, already tried this as a rule applying only to the Steelers, but it was unenforceable and they gave up.

    Fritz Pollard Alliance. Is that competition for the dork in Orlando with a fax machine?

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      Blacks use the “n” word at the end of every sentence — they’ll have to back up the ball all the way to Toledo…unless it’s only Whites who are subjected to the new rule.

      • Of course it will only be whites who are penalized. Isn’t that always the point?

      • Cid Campeador

        Not to worry. I’d bet that within ten more seasons, Whites will have disappeared from the NFL. as they pretty much have from the NBA. If every White person boycotted both NFL & NBA by not buying tickets and not subscribing to TV cable sports packages both sports would disappear. Blacks won’t carry them.
        A substantial number of players would wind up contributing to the caseload of the Court System.

        • blight14

          Cid, these foolish games aren’t called the ‘opiate of the masses’ for no reason.

        • Bon, From the Land of Babble

          Bankruptcy court especially.

  • thomas edward

    Those blacks can’t speak without the n-word.

  • Surely this is the NFL’s signal that whites should find something else to do with our time and money.

    • The fanatism of white people for sports has always puzzled me. They appear to be otherwise normal, but root for the home team like they’re crazy. Weird.

      • Rhialto

        Much of pro football’s appeal to White men is the way it’s presented. The commentators are knowledgeable, friendly and masters of hype: Guys that White male fans would like to be watching the game with. Blacks on sports programs are tough, but non threatening. Racial politics are avoided: The only color that counts is the color of your uniform. The commercials usually do not show White men as stupid or evil.

        Thus an imaginary world is created where people like John Wooten don’t exist.

      • dd121

        It seems to be a kind of tribalism that’s in the genes.

    • ViktorNN

      We white men have to call it quits with these n-ball sports obsessions. They’re a monumental waste of time. They literally make us stupid.

      • itdoesnotmatter

        I will not date a man who is interested in negro sports.
        It is, to me, a fetish with homoerotic overtones.

        • blight14

          Just THINK what we could accomplish if the hoards of (white) people put even 25% of the enthusiasm/effort/time/money into something that was actually worthwile instead of this ‘opiate of the masses’……….we might have already landed on Mars!

          • We’d probably also have cities on the moon.

          • itdoesnotmatter

            No Mars landing as long as a negro is the head of NASA and Barry demands that the space program reach out to muzzies to “elevate their self esteem.”

        • When I was single, my mother once told me she hoped I would not be wasted on a woman who likes watching football.

          • itdoesnotmatter

            Your mother is a wise woman, Michael.
            I have an elder neighbor, educated, White, otherwise conservative and a race realist who is smacked out of her mind in love with pro football.
            I asked her why one as aware and bright as she is wasted Sunday afternoons watching Troglodytes bash each other over an oval shaped pigskin object. Rhetorically, of course. There is no logical answer to such a question.

  • Frank_DeScushin

    Several sports websites accompanied this article with a picture of Richie Incognito and Jonathon Martin as though whites were the main culprits of using the N-word in the NFL.

    • Moe Moe

      good point…I hadn’t thought of it…but of course! This will be hilarious to watch in an actual game….flags thrown….and then more flags thrown after the refs hear the n-word uttered by the guilty party!! Refs will need a pocket full of flags!!

      • Soul Hunter

        Does this mean they will have to carry voice recorders now ?

  • So CAL Snowman

    All games will now last 8 hours as every single play will require a flag under the new rules.

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      All games will now last 8 hours as every single play will require a rainbow flag under the new rules.

      • r j p

        Michael Sam?

        • Bon, From the Land of Babble

          Yes. I don’t know of any other openly gay potential or active NFL players — YET.

          We’ll see how this plays out — I have a feeling if he’s not drafted or drafted near the end the media will say it’s because he’s openly gay — it’s a no-win situation for the NFL.

          Hell, even Obama personally called and congratulated Jason Collins when he came out of the so-called closet. Both he and Sam are considered HEROES.

          Look here:

          • blight14

            ‘Celebrating exceptionalism’ the Alinsky way!

  • I’m all for cleaning up the language of these retards, but there’s a lot that is unclear here. Is it the word “nigga” or the word “nig*er” that is banned, or both? Are blacks allowed to say the words or is everyone banned from using them. What about other words, “f*ck” and such?

    • I make up my own racial pejoratives, like “Afritard”, “Diversitard” and “Greaserito”. Nobody is going to clean up my language.

      • Triarius

        North American Pavement Ape is a personal favorite.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Rush Limbaugh is right when he warns that there is a “War on Football” happening in America, with the goal of banning this iconic symbol of American toughness and masculinity.

    There is an ongoing “wussification” of the NFL with players being severely punished for “bullying” and saying the “n” word and forced to accept openly gay players in the locker rooms. You can bet the hammer will fall on any player who dares to express concern over Sam’s sexual orientation.

    What’s next? Referees forced to use rainbow flags? Players are already forced to wear pink gloves and shoes, LOL.

    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.

    — John Wooten, PC Kommisar for the Prevention of hurt feelings

    Maybe there should be government monitors in every locker room looking for hurt feelings.

    • Stop watching. If we ignore it, the NFL will go away.

      • Tarczan

        Yup. They way the games are built up and glamorized is just getting plane weird.

      • IstvanIN

        One can hope. Any sport that is overwhelmingly black doesn’t deserve our support. Actually professional sports, and in that I include college level sports, is way too important in this country. Kids should plays sports. Adults should cheer on their own kids. It is OK for adults to play sports. But to spend billions of dollars worshiping blacks is crazy.

        Actually even kids sports is out of control. My brother coaches and some of the stories he has told me about the way parents go literally nuts over girls HS sports is crazy. He has been threatened by parents whose little darlings don’t get enough time on court. He enforces a strict no foul language rule and teaches good sportsmanship, but the parents are another story.

        • Soul Hunter

          I’ve stopped watching black sports for over 2 decades . . basketball 3 decades or longer
          Ice hockey, honkey beer guzzling and arm wrestling that’s it !!!

  • Einsatzgrenadier

    This is all about restricting the freedoms and liberties of the majority white population. Blacks can use the n-word all they want, but it becomes a racial “slur” when a white person uses it.

    • A Freespeechzone

      With Obama in the WH, Holder in the DOJ and rabid liberals running the courts and major govt agencies, it’s no secret that their goal is punishment and retribution against Whites.

      It will continue to get worse—unless there is a huge push back.

  • dave

    I’m sure this only applies to whites. Blacks can’t say 5 words without saying ni99er

    • Simonetta

      Surely you must mean “nee – zh – aire”, which is the way that all the oh-so-correct people on National Public Radio pronounce the forbidden word.

      Opps, my mistake, that pronunciation is reserved only for use when describing the god-forsaken land north of Nigh ger ee ah, in West Africa.

  • Moe Moe

    The brothers grew up with this word in their vocabulary since they could speak…there’s no way the refs will be able to police this on the field. They call each other this word all the time…I wonder if this usage of the n-word will count as a 15 yard infraction? Or will it only be imposed if white guys say it (I doubt if white guys say the word too much on the field). Not only that, but these brothers are ALREADY responsible for most of the ‘aggresive’ or ‘thug’ type penalties already (fights, unsportsmanlike conduct, illegal hit after the play, etc.). Will it be racist if it turns out that more penalties are disproportionately handed down to them??

    • brew730

      You just nailed the underlying issue. With the b.s. racial laws we have, there are two forms of racial discrimination. One is the outright discrimination and the other is disparate impact. If a rule has a disparate impact on a single race, it’s deemed discriminatory. This new NFL rule won’t last even one season!

      • Soul Hunter

        This ruling has got to be stupid . . .
        seems like not much football can be played when you gain a yard only to be penalized two for slurs

    • blight14

      So they’ve been uttering the word since they were 6-8 years old?

  • Moe Moe

    Refs will need a pocketful of flags…..flags thrown on the initial penalty, then more flags thrown as the guilty parties call each other names…

  • Spartacus

    They don’t have a problem allowing a bunch of rapists and thugs being players, but you can’t call them what they really are ? Shows where their priorities are…

    Related – I watch Rugby, because it doesn’t have the stupid outfits, helmets or a lot of “diversity ” .

    • dd121

      Ice hockey is popular too mainly because it’s white.

  • Romulus

    It is now official. I will no longer commit a single dime into a sport that is overwhelmingly spoons and caters to homosexuals. It is now right up there with brotherball (basketball)

    • r j p

      Is brotherball similar to bassetball or bakkaball?

  • MBlanc46

    Ah jeez, you don’t mean to say that the Negroes in the NFL are going to be fined for calling each other “n*gg*” on the field? They’re going to rack up some significant fines.

    • Yes, it’s going to amount to a significant pay cut for some of the “brothas.” Perhaps it’s just a stealth plan to cut their salaries without them being aware of it.

      • MBlanc46

        And if they tried to ban it in the locker room, that might just be the end of blacks in feetsball.

  • Soul Hunter

    You know it’s got to be black on black cause if it were white on black they would never get to the fourth down

  • IstvanIN

    Ultimately this is up to the NFL to decide, if they are trying to instill a little good sportsmanship so be it. If the rule is enforced against players of all colors fairly so be it. Quite frankly the N-word is crude and shouldn’t be used by anyone. Use of the word on a regular basis (and I am not talking about someone who blurts something out during a period of stress, like poor Paula Deen) says more about the person who uses it than it does about the word. And white people who think they have a right to use the word are just being disingenuous. We know why we shouldn’t use the word and besides, we are better than that.

    • Andross

      Well, you must enjoy the luxury of living in a white majority area. Come live around the orcs (my preferred term) and your interest in reminding people to always use polite words may falter. 🙂

      • As a recovering orc, I dislike the term. We prefer to be called Fallen-Elf-Americans.

      • IstvanIN

        We have more than our share of blacks, and they are far from Dr. Huxtables, but I am sorry you feel compelled to stoop to their level.

    • Cid Campeador

      But why is it permissible for Blacks to say Crackuh, Honkey, Peckerwood and now archaic Ofay?

  • Casey Crews

    Between the money, the gays, and now the politically correct n-word crap, I am just about done watching the NFL. I am 50 yrs old and have watched it all my life but they are going to let the liberals and the fairies take it right down the tube with the rest of the country. I guess the other filthy language is OK. I remember to this day the first time I saw the mf word scrawled on the walls at school in the fifth grade. I was shocked at how someone could come up with such a vile word. Then slowly I heard people start saying it. The N-word was no where near the same level of vileness and is still not, in my opinion.

  • Garrett Brown

    If this is implemented, every team would have -500 yards every game in the negro football league.

  • indoctrination_FAIL

    “How many yards for “cracker”?”

    –my first thought exactly.

  • Lord Sandwich

    I’m from Cleveland. Ozzie Newsome was the most beloved receiver in Browns history. I don’t follow pro sports anymore, but when I did he was a class act. The black players of today would do well to be more like Ozzie.

  • Johnny99

    Will it only be the n-word with the “er” on the end, or will it also include the ever popular n-word with the “a” ending? Can a White player get a “n—a pass”?

  • The only team sport in which I ever played was Armed Conflict. There were almost no rules, except that we never hurt unarmed civilians.

  • Ograf

    I’d rather watch paint dry then watch a bunch of overpaid troglodytes run up and down a field after a stupid shaped ball.

  • Sloppo

    I think this is a good idea, but they need to take it a little further. I believe football helmets should have sensors which can tell when someone thinks the “n” word and a 15 yard penalty should immediately be assessed automatically. The helmets could electronically transmit the penalty assessments to a computer which could instantly move the line of scrimmage to the appropriate field location. It would be interesting to see the players try to keep up with the scrimmage line movement.

  • Lord Sandwich

    The problem with pro sports is that they all turned into the negro leagues of old. Blacks can run faster? OK, so what? Nobody cares. So much has been written about the negro leagues during segregation. At least we each HAD our own leagues. Whites have been pushed out of pro sports altogether and potential white fans like myself have just moved on. I didn’t use to care much for country music and hockey, but I do now, because it’s white. Blacks ruin everything they inhabit. Our American culture is slowly being stripped away.

  • Cid Campeador

    Blacks are fleet of foot for short distances; the only exception being Kenyans who are good for marathons. I guess it’s genetic.
    Perhaps Afro-Americans evolved this trait after a century of running from the LAW.

    • Africa also has nasty predators which co-evolved with hominids. In Eurasia and the Americas, relatively modern humans made short work of the large predators which had no experience with men who can throw spears, build bows and arrows and use fire. Humans are apex-predators; not because of our teeth or speed, but because of our intelligence.

  • Herman

    Mark my words.
    Referees will bend over backwards to find a white player who uses the “n” word. Even if they have to lie.
    They know they can’t just give out penalties to black players.

  • shmo123

    It sounds like all future games will be measured in negative yardage.

  • John K

    But using ‘honkey’ or ‘cracker’ is still okay?

    Sticks and stones, negroes.