Number one, I'd be surprised if it came into play all that much. I mean if you REALLY want to call someone some name you'll find a way to surreptitiously whisper it away from the refs. Number two I'd like to think most people aren't stupid enough to go 'there' during games anyway. And finally there are a million stupid rules already on the books anyway or overzealous interpretations of the rule (like running into the kicker).
I don't see why people are so up in arms about this other than it being another excuse to pile on Goodell. Fifteen yards for excessive endzone celebrations or taking off your helmet is okay but fifteen yards for the n word and we have to protest the NFL?
I'm against penalties on players being emotional in the moment (or even if it was something pre-planned and absurd...it's still players being players....case in point TO and the star in Dallas....and the players policed themselves there....he tried it again and Darren Woodson CLOCKED him for it)..... Goodell is trying to turn the NFL field and locker room into a corporate office and it's just NOT possible, and I don't think there's an actual football fan who's ok with all this dumb stuff....but when they chip away and chip away and chip away....eventually you're going to snap and say ENOUGH
Plus it's a personal stance for me....it's a DAMNED WORD.....the only thing that gives a word power is people CHOOSING to let it bother them or empowering said word......go watch Blazing Saddles and imagine trying to get that movie done today....would NEVER happen
and one more reason it pisses me off.....so it's ok to show the hit that gets a guy carted off over and over again with his friends and family watching and the announcers will put on their "serious voice" as they drag the guy off the field with his horrific injury and that's ok....but god Forbid the guy says something "inappropriate".....people will lose their sh!t....it's a classic example of how screwed up our priorities are now
I'd NEVER take Martin on my team personally....mental toughness is part of the game as well, he's proven he can't handle it....if he can't take crap from his teammates I can only imagine what that outside edge rusher is gonna say to him as he eats him alive and gets in the QB's face time and time again...it's a shame Goodell is such a lawyer and PR obsesser like he is, it's another witch hunt on his watch, just like the bounty disaster was.....