The PC Police Are about to Ruin Football … Is the NFL Really Going to Adopt a 15 Yard Penalty for Use of the “N” Word, What About Other Racial Slurs?

 

PC police look to make the use of the “N” word a 15 yard penalty in the NFL …

Not that I don’t find the use of the “N” word completely offensive, but does it really have to be a 15-yard penalty next year in the NFL? If John Wooten, head of the Fritz Pollard Alliance, has his way it will. Are they trying to destroy what has become the most popular sport in America? First they make it that you cannot touch the QB ever, then they make the game where the defense can no longer hit receivers, and now they want to penalize language. GOOD GRIEF. What’s next, 15 yard penalties for inappropriate texting? Sorry, but this has to be about the stupidest idea yet because they are about to open up a Pandora’s box that they can never come back from. Political correctness is ruining America, now they look to first ruin the NFL. In a game where the overwhelming majority of player are black, what is the PC police talking about with penalizing the “N” word? How often does this really happen and in what context?

If the NFL rules committee goes here, they will destroy the sport. No one is condoning racial slurs, but this is no place for a rules committee. They are acting more like “Big Government” politicians looking to regulate everything out of existence and in turn doing more damage than good.  One would think that groups and the NFL would be more worried about the felony arrests and the conduct of it’s players than being the talk police. Let’s hope no one deems “Omaha” as a racial slur.

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John Wooten, head of the Fritz Pollard Alliance that monitors diversity in the NFL, said he expects the league’s competition committee to enact a rule at the owner’s meeting next month making it an automatic 15-yard penalty if a player uses the N-word on the field, with a second infraction meriting an ejection.

Wooten spoke about his desire to eradicate the word completely from NFL workplaces at the Fritz Pollard event during the combine, wanting it to be fineable and policed throughout team facilities, and received a standing ovation according to those in attendance. Wooten said he will continue being vigilant about this with the NFL office and Commissioner Roger Goodell.

“I will be totally shocked if the competition committee does not uphold us on what we’re trying to do,” Wooten 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 racial makeup of the  NFL for 2012 shows that blacks were the overwhelming majority. A far difference number than the ethnic demographics of the United States. of 72.4% White and 12.6% Black. Which begs the question, what racism and racial use of the “N” word are these people talking about?

During  the  NFL’s  2012 season, the  percentage of African American players decreased to 66.3 percent  in 2012  from  66.6 percent during  the  2011  season. The percentage of whites in 2012 decreased to 30.1 percent from 31 percent in 2011. The   percentage   of   Latinos,   Asian/Pacific   Islander, “other” and international players were  0.7  percent,  1.1 percent, 1.8 percent and  1.4  percent, respectively.

Folks, this is what football is about … Left Side! Strong Side!

Please note the following is not meant to be offensive, even though it might be to some. It is meant to prove a point. Just curious, is it also a 15 yard penalty to use other slurs that insult Whites, Asians, Hispanics, Jews and Muslims in using terms  like Cracker, Spic, Kike, Gringo, Mic, Dago, Wop, Frog, Dot Head, Greaser, Half-breed, Camel Jockey, Oreo, Bule, Honkey, Wigger, Sand Monkey, Jap, Chink, Sheep Shagger, Wetback, Slope, Squarehead, Heeb, Polack, Gook, Raghead, Hymie, Guido, Banana,  and of course … Redskin. Is the NFL going to penalize the Washington redskins ever time some one on the field says their own teams name? Hmm? What about Cheesehead? It is not just a term used to describe Packer fans, it is actually a derogatory term. I think you get the point of the absurdity of this stupid premise.

So they are going to make the “N” word a 15 yard penalty, what about the other racial black slurs, are they deemed okay to say … like Ape, Boon, Spoon, Shine, Brownie, Crow, Darkie, Eight Ball, Groid, Sambo, Uncle Tom and so on.  I think you get the point. Who is to say that one of these racial slurs is more offensive than the next and I did not even scratch the surface of the number of racial slurs that exists out there.

It doesn’t end there, next up will be the LGBT with wanting equal rights and having all gay and homophobic slurs a 15 yard penalty as well. I guess we will need to add these to the list as well.

“I don’t care if you like each other, or not, but you will respect each other, and maybe, I don’t know, we’ll … learn to play this game like men.”

The folks at NBC Sports seem to be following my train of thought. If you penalize one racial slur, then you have to penalize all, otherwise its prejudicial and racist!

Wooten’s comments were strictly about the N-word, but if the NFL is going to implement this rule, other racial slurs would presumably be included as well, along with slurs that are homophobic, sexist or religious in nature.

However, the NFL may find such a rule tougher for its officials to implement than it sounds. Would the NFL provide every player, coach and official with a list of words that can’t be used? And who would determine which words make the list? Some slurs may be considered offensive in some contexts but not in others. Members of a racial or ethnic groups sometimes use slurs among themselves, with no offense intended or taken. If one black player uses the N-word toward another black player, and a white official hears it and throws a penalty flag, that may open a can of worms the NFL would rather avoid.

And, of course, not everyone agrees on what constitutes a racial slur. Some people consider “Redskins” a racial slur. If the NFL is so concerned about policing use of offensive words, why is one of its teams using a name that many people find offensive?

On a person note I have played both high school and college football; however, never being talented enough to play in the NFL. I can say this, that football and sports in general are probably the greatest character builders and environment that brings people together from all walks of life, all races, creeds and colors. You play together as one and it makes no difference what the color is of the individual next to you. The individual next to you and around you is your brother. You sweat, bleed, win, lose, reach the ultimate highs and the ultimate lows … but you do it together as a TEAM that knows no boundaries of colors. That is what football is.



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    6 Responses to “The PC Police Are about to Ruin Football … Is the NFL Really Going to Adopt a 15 Yard Penalty for Use of the “N” Word, What About Other Racial Slurs?”

    1. NGBoston on February 24th, 2014 3:21 am

      While I understand the intent here (that the NFL is trying to take a stand against Bullying in the Lockerrooms)

      …this is a total load of bullcrap. It won’t mean anything even if they do enforce a new penalty-and then LITERALLY- the entire Locker Rooms would be sort of empty after that if the Players are not allowed to keep their Rights of Free Speech under the Constitution.

      In NFL Lockerrooms across America, rest assured the N Word is used freely and as a term of endearment amongst many players.

      This issue is about PROFESSIONAL RESPECT and the CODE OF CONDUCT of the NFL, it’s entire organization and each and every one of it’s players.

      The bullying will most likely always exist, but as the recent debacle went viral–the NFL must seek alternate ways to address the situation.

      A 15 yd penalty for Bullying when the entire Sport is based on huge Men using their Athleticisim (sp) to literally pound and crush their opponents, and using Offensive and Defensive plays to put a Pigskin Ball across the line to Score points on a Board?

      Let’s keep it Real, People. I do love the Game however, and I love the INSTANT REPLAY.

      GO PATS!!!! I am going to miss Vince Wilfork if he retires. Looks like it’s pretty much a wrap for him at this point however.

      =(

      NG Boston
      ________________________
      SM: I had not heard that he may retire, but after his last injury and his age I could see it. He will go down as probably the best or #2 defensive lineman in PAT’s history. Julius Adams and Vince are like 1A and 1B.

      He will be missed.
      R

    2. NGBoston on February 24th, 2014 3:23 am

      * Should have been *Bullying in the Locker Room and on the Field.

      LOL AS IF that is ever going to stop. It’s not.
      Period. Very competitive game and that is how it should be kept to keep it exciting for the fans who are paying BIG BUCKS for Season’s Tickets and NFL Brand Products, etc.

    3. SUPER DAVE on February 24th, 2014 7:32 am

      so, the black players can’t call each other the n word anymore or, is this just directed at white players ? i call this BS. look at who uses this word the most. it’s in their laqnguage, their music, they call themselves and their children this same name. it is also in the dictionary !

    4. NGBoston on February 24th, 2014 10:27 am

      #3–It is BS. But there is an issue with Bullying in the Game. And it has been going on since the beginning most likely but this should be again addressed by the NFL’s Code of Conduct for ALL Players.

      It is not an issue of Race. And wasn’t that Idiot from Miami WHITE who was bullying the Mixed RaCE GUY BC he was Gay, though?

      All I know is that a 15 yrd Penalty Play for the NFL is not going to work. This is the Stupidest thing I have ever heard of.

      When adrenalin gets going- they are all going to talk smack to eachother. You can hear it on TV or watching NFL Today.

      So while I see your point, Dave—I believe this is more an Issue of Professional Athletes and Coaches or anyone employed by the National Football League.

      Whoever came up with this idea is just trying to appease the masses after the recent uproar.

    5. SUPER DAVE on February 24th, 2014 12:55 pm

      it is time to BOYCOTT the NFL.

    6. SUPER DAVE on February 25th, 2014 1:00 pm

      everything has become a black and white issue in this country. not a word has been mentioned about black kids Polar Bear hunting on the MSN.
      it is all about black and white and obama and his democrat thugs have made sure this was going to happen. these kids shooting the white bus driver citing that they had to shoot a Polar Bear to get in their gang will only get a slap on the wrist while the white guy in Houston knocks out a black man and gets prison time. it’s all black and white.

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