Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman told TheMMQB.com that “it’s an atrocious idea” for the NFL to try and ban the N-word.
Sherman’s teammates Doug Baldwin seems to agree.
“I think it’s absurd,” Baldwin said. “I understand Roger Goodell and his safety council, or whoever they are, they’re trying to do this with good intentions. … Maybe. But, if you look at it, the only people who say the N-word on the football field are African-Americans. Whether whoever wants to agree with it or not, we have turned it kind of into a term of endearment.
“So, for the rule to specifically to hone in on one word, it’s kind of odd to me when there’s so many other things that are more offensive that have been said on the football field. That word, like you’ve heard many guys say, they’ve never heard it towards them in a disrespectful way (on the field). It’s more of a term of endearment. Never heard it from the opposite race, so the only people they are really going at are African-Americans.”
I had no idea that such a nasty word could actually be used as a term of endearment. I don’t care if there’s an “a” at the end of it or an “er” it’s a horrible word and no one should say it.