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NFL discussing 15 yard penalty for use of n-word

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by JoeyBoy718, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. JoeyBoy718

    JoeyBoy718 Well-Known Member

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  2. EST_1986

    EST_1986 Well-Known Member

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    Riley Cooper should be good for some penalty yardage.
  3. dogberry

    dogberry Well-Known Member

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    Will the WB, H, C, G, and R words also get penalties?
  4. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler Zone Supporter

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    Naw, no way this gets political...................................
  5. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Wingback, h-back, center, guard and rover? I doubt it.
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  6. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    pretty ridiculous.
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  7. daschoo

    daschoo Slanje Va

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    Unsportsmanlike conduct?
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  8. Manwiththeplan

    Manwiththeplan Well-Known Member

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    If they make one word a 15 yard penalty, they should do it for all racist words, but lets be honest, I don't think non African American players use the n word ON the football field. Yes Riley Cooper used it off the field and Ritchie Incognito used it in the locker room, but I can't see a white player using it on the field. Your team mates *may* give you the benefit of the doubt, but the other team won't. And jmo, your question is almost implying that the NFL is unfairly "protecting" black players, when in all actuality, the vast majority of players who will get hit with this penalty, are going to be black.
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  9. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    I don't know why they don't just put it under that category and call it a day.

    Announcements like this are just sure to bring out the closet racists throwing around veiled comments about it.
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  10. sbark

    sbark Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    hmmm..........so if somebody hollars Redskins while playing the Skins......will that garner a 15 yd flag?

    Steelers safety Ryan Clark said that it will be difficult for the NFL to police the use of the N-word with 15-yard penalties, especially because the word is used so often, especially by black players.
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  11. 65fastback2plus2

    65fastback2plus2 Well-Known Member

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    as long as its also a fine when the black players use it
  12. Denim Chicken

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    I don't see how this would be enforced. The player would have to be within earshot of a ref, unless they're going to have them all miked-up and employ a thoughtcrime department..
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  13. erod

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    This would penalize the black players almost exclusively. I can't imagine many white players throw that word around out there much.
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  14. ajk23az

    ajk23az Through Pain Comes Clarity

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    In addition to the league being wussified..they are now attempting to babysit the players during as well.
  15. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    Ridiculous
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  16. EST_1986

    EST_1986 Well-Known Member

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    That's exclusively who it's for. The white players aren't going to throw around the N-word unless they're at a country concert.
  17. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    I don't think this rule, if passes really accomplishes anything. I don't find it ridiculous, but I doubt it actually changes anything or is necessary. I'm surprised someone who is so opposed to profanity would find it ridiculous.
  18. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    It opens up a can of worms. If the N word is penalized (even when being used in a non-derogatory manner) , you can bet a multitude of other 'offensive' words will be next.
  19. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    I'm failing to see the problem if that is the way the NFL wants to conduct their business. It is their reputation they are trying to protect and and a standard they want to attain. As a fan, It doesn't truly effect me either way whether I agree with the use of certain words/terms or not.
  20. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    I understand your sentiment, but as a fan myself, I do not want to see a situation where a game is decided by a player saying a banned word. Ultimately--and I realize the NFL is a private enterprise--I don't want to see any speech banned.

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