Throw a flag on the N-word

Banning the use of the N-word in the NFL would be a positive step

Updated: February 26, 2014, 1:36 PM ET
By Jason Whitlock | ESPN.com

Stipulating and enforcing a policy that NFL players, particularly black NFL players, refrain from using the N-word on the playing field isn't complicated, racist, hypocritical or an abuse of power.

It's progress. No different from the NBA stipulating and enforcing a policy that required its players to dress like young professionals when sidelined and attending games. When initially floated and subsequently enacted, the shortsighted and simple-minded crowd pilloried commissioner David Stern's ...

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