It’s one thing for the NFL to say that it wants to take the N-word off the playing field. It’s quite another for the NFL to actually accomplish that feat.
The NFL is contemplating instituting a rule that would cost teams 15 yards if caught using the N-word. Matthews gave his thoughts on how easy getting rid of the N-word will be:
“I think it’s used as a term of endearment between players, and I think it’s so much a part of pop culture and culture in general that it’s going to be very hard to eliminate that from the game,” Packers linebacker Clay Matthews told Dan Patrick on Tuesday. “I think is more something that should come from the locker room, organization, and team leaders to remove it if they see fit.”
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