FPA asks NFL for language penalty
NEW YORK -- The Fritz Pollard Alliance sent a letter to the NFL on Monday calling for a 15-yard penalty on players who use abusive language on the field.
The advocacy group, which promotes diversity in the NFL, wrote to league general counsel Jeff Pash and specifically noted the use of racial epithets.
Cyrus Mehri, counsel for the alliance, cited the league's rule book, which prohibits the use of "abusive, threatening or insulting language or gestures to opponents, officials, teammates, ...
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