The NFL N-Word Saga Continues
This is getting pretty hilarious and points out some big hypocrisy.
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Now to the National Football League and the N-word. We left off in this saga yesterday with discussion of John Wooten, who is the head honcho at the Fritz Pollard Alliance. Fritz Pollard was the first African-American coach in the NFL some 75 years ago. John Wooten made the remark yesterday that back when he played for the Cleveland Browns, it was during the days of segregation in the fifties and sixties.
But he wants to take the league back to those days when it was, compared to today, clean and pure as the wind-driven snow. There was morality on parade. It was just a healthier, more wholesome game. He wants to take it back there, and he said what really upset him, what really got this notion going… He’s the impetus behind the requested rule change to penalize the usage of the N-word on the field during games.
This has drawn much reaction from throughout the league, from players and media, who say it’d be impossible to police this. Besides that, the black guys are saying, “Hey, it’s our word. It’s a term of endearment. We’re not going to have a bunch of white guys telling us what we can and can’t say. Screw that!” Mr. Wooten, however, is black. But he said something yesterday I had to go look up. He said the incident that really spawned this latest effort to ban the N-word was what happened in Eagles-Redskins game.
I said, “What was that?”
So last night I found out what it was. That Redskins-Eagles game last season was in November, and a tackle for the Redskins, Trent Williams, claimed that one of the referees, the umpire, called him the N-word. They’re both African-American. The player, Trent Williams, claimed that the umpire, Roy Ellison, called him the N-word. The Fritz Pollard Alliance said that Ellison’s words, the ref, was only reacting, that the player had called him the N-word first.