According to a report from our friends at ESPN, some watchdog group believes that the NFL will soon institute a 15-yard penalty if a player says a word that is unfortunate. Perhaps more offensive is rape, murder, and battery, yet as long as it doesn’t happen on the field…
Here’s a quote from the story on ESPN.com:
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.
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.