Dec 29, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; NFL referee Larry Rose (128) during an NFL game between the Baltimore Ravens and Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Bengals defeated the Ravens 34-17. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

NFL News: New Rule To Penalize Use Of The N-Word On The Field

Oct 20, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; NFL referee Ed Hochuli (85) before the game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 17-16. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

The last eight months has been a rough time for the NFL, as controversy has swirled constantly. From The Riley Cooper incident, to this whole Richie Incognito business, the league has  dealt with a lot of off the field distractions centered around racial slurs.

But they are now looking to do something about it, as evidenced by the possible institution of a new rule. ESPN said earlier this morning, that the NFL may institute a rule where teams will be penalized 15 yards, if the N-word is used on the field.

The head of the Fritz Pollard Alliance, which monitors diversity in the NFL, expects the league to institute a rule where players would be penalized 15 yards for using the N-word on the field.

John Wooten, the head of the Fritz Pollard Alliance, anticipates that the NFL’s competition committee will enact the rule at the owners’ meeting next month.

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