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Richard Sherman: The NFL Banning The N-Word Is” Almost Racist”


(AllHipHop News) Do we live in a post-racial America where banning an racially offensive word is offensive? According to Seattle Seahawks’ corner Richard Sherman, we do as he gave his opinions on the NFL’s recent attempt at banning the N-word from being said on field.

At a March owners’ meeting, it is being speculated that the NFL’s competition committee will put in place a rule that would penalize teams 15 yards if players utter the N-word. In a recent interview with  themmqb.comthe Super Bowl winning Sherman disapproves of the banning, partially on the grounds that other offensive language will not been penalized:

[Banning the n-word] is an atrocious idea. It’s almost racist, to me. Why wouldn’t all curse words be banned then.

The Fritz Pollard Alliance, an organization that monitors diversity in the NFL, has led the charge for the rule. The head of the group, John Wooten informed ESPN.com that he believes the 15 yard penalty should escalate to ejections for multiple players:

I’ll even accept the fact that they say we’re going to warn them in preseason but during the [regular-season] games, if it comes up, we’re going to take him to the sideline to the coach and tell the coach, ‘Coach this a warning. Next time he’s out of here.’ I want it to be that drastic

The rule will be discussed and voted for approval at this year’s owner’s meeting from March 26th-March 29th in Orlando, Fla.

  • Dubz

    I agree…why single out ni**a…why not banned all curse words if you feel like there’s a problem.

    • Brooklyn Stoop

      I thought they did ban other “offensive words”

      • Dubz

        I didn’t think so, you hear players cuss on videos…most of them are edited out though.

  • Black Jay

    I don’t cosign this one. Because it all depends on how the word is used. Plus you would have to get ALL OF THE BAD WORDS BANNED. And how can they do that? The whole culture of the NFL is attack and destroy. Ain’t nothing nice or beautiful about that sh*t. So now you wanna say that they can break dudes legs and paralyze people, but they better not say a bad word when they do it? Get the f*ck outta here. They’re so busy pumping those cats with painkillers and muscle boosters it’s a wonder they don’t slap the sh*t out of the referees sometimes.

    This is dumb. But this is just the beginning. That new Gay dude is straight giving the NFL headaches. This mostly comes from the league trying to be politically correct for him (and that dumb ass Incognito). But ain’t nothing politically correct about being a gladiator. Your job is to kill and destroy. Not worrying about your verbal delicacy.

  • i’mreloaded!

    I hear the ref now. “Saying this ni$$a is holding, number 91, offense. 15 yard penalty, FIRST DOWN!”

  • i’mreloaded!

    Wassup wit dat pic though? Look like an entry level male stripper.

    • GQ

      “Look like an entry level male stripper.”

      You Sus ass ni99a

      • i’mreloaded!

        Dude. You act like an annoying side chick. Everytime I type something here u come. Go get you some p*ssy and get off my d!ck.

      • GQ

        You a lame. Everytime you post something, it’s lame as hell. Yo kids should look into foster care. Better than being raised by a fukk nigga like you.

      • i’mreloaded!

        You a lame for pretending to be hard on a laptop. What are you really proving to yourself by talking tough to a complete stranger on your computer? You must get bullied. Bet you feel like a man wit dat keyboard in your hand huh? You ain’t bout dat life lil guy. Move yo delicate a$$ along.

      • GQ

        How am I trying to be hard? I just said 1. You lame and 2. yo kids better off bastards. #Facts

      • i’mreloaded!

        LOL! You tryin too hard man.

      • GQ

        U sus

      • i’mreloaded!

        And u sound like you don’t get no respect. Look how angry you are. Poor dude. Life must be hard on u.

      • GQ

        Angry? Im chilling. Getting a new whip today at 5, so I’m smoking and killing time in-between. AND u still sus.

      • i’mreloaded!

        Sure you are.

      • GQ

        #BenzLife… sorry Honda Boy

      • i’mreloaded!

        Riiiiiggghhht. Just da fact you tryin to brag about this imaginary car let’s me know how flawed you are.

      • GQ

        LOL Wateva u say Homo..

      • i’mreloaded!

        I don’t trip off the immature gay name callin bcuz 1. You don’t know me anyway 2. It’s the only thing anyone can come up with through a computer. Do you need a ride to get get your fake Benz? I can pick u up in my REAL truck or my FAKE helicopter. Square a$$ ni**a.

      • GQ

        Move on peasant.. Homo, you’re beneath me. It aint name calling if it’s the truth John. Imaginary? Ni99a, I grew up with it so its nothing to me. You caught feelings cause I said that comment was sus. WTF is a entry level male stripper and how you know what they look like?

      • i’mreloaded!

        Nobody caught feelings bout your comment lil guy. I just find it amusing you take time out of your life to search out my comments and I find it a lil creepy. I think I’m gonna have to get a restraining order on you dude. LOL. I don’t care if you ride in a Bugatti lil guy. If you do that’s great and I’m sure someone is happy for you. My comment was the pic looks gay cuz they got dis guy lookin all greasy and $hit wit dat dumb look on his face. If it offended you, who cares? For the record, I say your Benz is imaginary because most people who go out and buy Benzes normally don’t have time to sit on the computer and stalk because they are too busy out there doing what they do to have the money to get the Benz. Loser.

      • GQ

        Search you out? LOL Peace out HOMO

      • Mec-One

        LMAO!

  • Sean Taylor

    Ignorance.

    You can’t cus or use the n word at a normal 9-5 job, the NFL should be no different. Imagine doctors going around, hey my nigga you here for your check up. Restaurant, hey my nigga you ready to order. Gas station, hey my nigga regular or premium. Library, hey my nigga you returning that book. ToyRus, hey my nigga you need help finding a toy. CVS, hey my nigga you need any help…………………………………….

    People always want to bit*h about something though….

    • Dubz

      You talking about jobs that require customer services….that is not the NFL.

      • digitallife

        It’s still a job they still get cut a check every month and every other corporate rule applies to them.

      • Dubz

        Naw…their job is not like mine.

  • If this is true my nigga Lynch never scoring another TD again.

  • Hephaestus1

    I’m with Sherman. If you’re gonna ban one racial slur or offensive statement, they might as well ban them all.

    You can’t just pick out the one or two that make you feel uncomfortable and leave the rest fine and dandy.

  • chiboy773

    Sherman is my new best nfl football player. he speaks he truth and makes sense doing it. They really wanna control blacks. since white people cant say it, we shouldnt huh. FOH. How you gon ban a word thats not offensive to other blacks but no curse words

  • Dmvnation202

    n**** n**** n**** n**** n**** n**** n****

  • GQ

    Say Ni99a all you want.

  • digitallife

    Only we think that changing a few letters in a word makes it ok to say….so yeah we reworded massa’s word and made it our own..that’s showing them..that’s our payback. Don’t see any other ethnicity rebranding a derogatory term to make it fashionable.

    If you fancy the word that much and can’t possibly live without saying it then you may as well leave the “ER” at the end of it and forget all about the “A”. Rednecks and the KKK don’t have to call us the term for enjoyment anymore, we provide the comedy act ourselves these days.

    • Troll_E_G

      Its pronounced N-G-R and it means God …..The word and it’s true meaning can be found in the hieroglyphics of Kemet now known as Egypt

      • digitallife

        Yes and you believe American’s who don’t know the basic structure of government know about meanings on hieroglyphics? The average American reads at a 7th grade level…you think half those people even know 50% of the meaning to 50% of their daily vocabulary much less some ancient classification of a word? A word is what it is defined as in modern terminology and that terminology is one more recently associated with lesser, animal, uncivilized, inhuman.

      • Troll_E_G

        All the words you and I type come from somewhere…but the word was used to describe the people of Kemet. .it’s where the word Emperor derives from

      • digitallife

        Yes well my brother when that becomes standard educational material enforced in all systems of education it’s relevant. When less than 0.1% of society knows that it’s sort of pointless. When the average person hears the “N” word they think one thing…and it’s not ancient history. If you want to call me your brother I can easily dish out about 200 more words that aren’t tainted by history and are a hell of a lot more empowering than “N***a” but hey to each their own.

      • Troll_E_G

        Lol, u think the oppressor will ever teach blacks/Afrikaans there true history. Truth will never be backed by a racist education system designed by Nazis….each one , teach one is what its about. .educate your peers cause while although it was used for a racial slur. It came from somewhere n I’m here to tell my people it means God/king ….I’m not saying use the word but be aware of its roots ….makes u wonder y the word was equated to ignorance ….Godbody

      • Celz

        Maybe we should all stop speaking English while we’re at it.

      • Mec-One

        You think these young cats in the hood know or even care about this?! You’ll be hard pressed to find them to know the meaning of hieroglyphics or find Egypt on a map!

      • Troll_E_G

        They don’t care because they are bombarded with white supremacy 24/7 from Ceaser Borgia to slave movies…its up to young brothers like me n the elders to get these cats to know the Truth ….I was once lost but now I recognize who the real enemy is. Tuta Onana

      • Mec-One

        Totally agree

      • hoeyuno

        But wasn’t the meaning of the word given to Black Americans by racist Euro Americans Latin for “black object”.. meant to portray slaves not as people but as property.??

      • Troll_E_G

        U think the oppressor will tell the oppressed any truth….they once told blacks they had no soul n fed babies to alligators. ..most bigots use the word without studying the etymology …but study for yourself for yourself n fact check first before believing then pass the info to the community

    • Celz

      Honky Tonk, Redneck, Peckerwood, do I really have to go on? If you don’t like it don’t say it you can even go as far as to ban it in your home and ask colleagues in certain professional settings not to use it. But to say nicca is the same as niccer is ridiculous and you know it. It’s so ridiculous that there is nothing to debate.

      • dehova

        Troublemaking niccer!

  • jd

    So to get rid of a word you go to people who gave the word his hateful power and tell the people who use it in a endearing way that they can’t say it. WOW.

    • dehova

      Bro, we (black people) don’t use it in an endearing way at all. Sorry. The word is what it is….a fuckery

      • jd

        100% disagree with that. Have used it in that way thousands of times to describe my love for an athlete a friend, a mentor, etc. If you haven’t then ok. But to say that we (black people) don’t use it in an endearing way at all is wrong IMHO.

      • dehova

        Look, MOST rap lyrics use it in a negative way. I’ll try to listen to something and point it out but the idea this empowers black people seems like it came straight from the mind of Pookie or Tyrone Bigums!

      • jd

        I never once said it empowers us cause you’re right, it doesn’t. I never even said anything about rappers using it. I’m strictly talking about how people who made the word a hateful and derogatory term are saying that you can’t use it anymore in any way you might want to. Taking away your choice to use it. That’s hypocrisy. Its like German’s telling Jews they can no longer use the word wap anymore. No matter if they want to or not, Germans have no right to tell them how or when to use it. Same thing here.

      • dehova

        I hear that BUT Jews wouldn’t (to the best of my knowledge) use that word. We seem like the only race that use and allow others to use a once derogatory term against us. I hear you saying you’re not solely talking about rappers but the mass spread of this word is down to them so, there has been an economical gain. Trust me bro, I don’t agree with Caucasians about many things but this has to be a good thing!

      • jd

        I hear that bro it might be. I just wish it was coming from us and not others outside. But I respect your point.

      • dehova

        Ditto

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  • Brindle

    anyone that has a problem with it only proves their ignorance… blacks been using it for generations… my aunt is 90 and been saying it all her life… the catch is that around white people she would never use it, because she don’t won’t them saying it… we’re the ones at fault for using it all the time and even worst saying out loud around other races… those 30+ used it in public but dared whites to say it, those 30 and under see nothing wrong with other races using it.

  • chasin money not hoes

    White ppl won’t let a NIGG@ have sh!t

  • Immortal

    Use of the word by anyone of any race regardless of social status or superbowl wins is ignorant. With that said 90% of us are ignorant because we do use the word when speaking to others about a fellow black person or to another in personal conversation. It’s not right, and there is no justification for it. I think it’s a cheap ploy by the NFL to divert attention to other issues that are plaguing the game (HGH testing anyone), yet I think it’s needed. Do you really want to hear some player calling another n*gga on live tv on the playing field? Is it really nessicary? Is that all we’re good for is being n*ggas? I know I wouldn’t want to hear anyone calling the other by their racial surnames on live tv let alone in the workplace which is whenever any player is at practice, in front of the media, or on the grid iron playing. It’s unprofessional and just childish. Do it in your house not on the field.

    • Da Ledgendary

      Do you hear what players are saying on the field when you watch the games?

      • Immortal

        Sure do. Does any of it make it right? I’m not deaf, but I know football is an emotion based sport. But in a professional setting there’s no room for that.

  • biGG doGG

    just start saying faggot and see what happens lol

    • La’shaun Saint Claire

      this is why they want to banded the n i gga word, so you have no rights to use the f a ggot word. oh well….

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  • Craig

    They wanna ban a word that black people have control over but wont ban the racist redskin images an name huh?

  • Isaac Hayes

    I don’t use it myself as a term of endearment I just say man, fam, or cuz. I ‘m with the older generation the word is offensive. I say it to be disrespectful to all races. The new Jewish Tribes(Blacks are the original Hebrews) , Asians, Latinos(Latino is not a race) and the gays will not allow this to be an issue. This is the last frontier to a post racial USA(LOL) I had to send a shot at you tree hugging hippies fantasyland dreams(LOL). I celebrate Black history 365 days a year.

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  • La’shaun Saint Claire

    Why is this word being banded in the first place. I go to school with alot of white women and all of them use the n igg a word, they all date black men and they all got children by these black men. They call the black men their ni gga. You know I like confederate flags. The KKK is winning and all we are doing at this point is commenting on all hip hop. com.
    Let’s all stop cooning and figure out that the n igg a word will be used until the LORD comes back.