Word on the Street: Racial slurs on the football field

NFL officials are considering 15-yard penalties for using the racial slur on the field. The penalty may also be extended to the team parking lot and locker room. (2/25/14)

BROOKLYN - NFL players caught using the N-word on the football field may find themselves losing more than just respect from other players and fans.

NFL officials are considering 15-yard penalties for using the racial slur on the field. The penalty may also be extended to the team parking lot and locker room.

Most residents agreed that some punishment needs to exist, but question how it should be enforced.

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"Maybe its part of the culture of the NFL to use that word, but we are asking young people to be aware of their language so their role models could also be aware of it,"  said one resident

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