As previously reported, the NFL has acknowledged that it’s been flirting around with the idea of penalizing any player caught using the n-word on the field.
Initially, football stars like Jacksonville Jaguars Marcedes Lewis stood by the idea saying it was the right thing to do. Now, the Jaguar has circled back with a change of heart.
“Initially, I thought [the rule] was the right thing to do, but I’ve changed my mind. These games are intense … sometimes things come out,” he said. “I don’t use the word. There won’t have to be much of an adjustment for me … but the referees are really gonna have to listen hard.”
“You’re telling me during a game the refs have to zero in on what someone says with a mouthpiece in? Their jobs are hard enough. They already catch enough grief for making bad calls,” he added.
While Lewis stands against the pending rule, other players like Philadelphia Eagles #2 wide receiver Riley Cooper support the idea. In July 2013, Cooper was filmed at a Kenny Chesney concert stating he would “fight every n**ger here.” His support is… well, no surprise… – ruthie hawkins/@ruubabie