Published: mic (February 28, 2014)
It’s the NFL off-season and while players are on vacation and there’s no good excuse to get debauched on a Sunday any longer, something else is afoot — NFL rule changes.
On Feb. 22, news broke that the NFL’s Competition Committee is considering an automatic 15-yard penalty for use of the “n-word” on the field and presumably other racial slurs. This opens up a glaring hole: What about the Redskins? The name of an entire football team is considered by many to be a racial slur with no good arguments against changing it. Roger Goodell, the NFL commissioner, and Daniel Snyder, Washington Redskins owner, need to wake up.