Sherman: Banning That Word Is a Bad Idea

Published on 4-Mar-2014 by Stacey Mickles

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Sherman: Banning That Word Is a Bad Idea

There hasn't been much said from African-American players in the NFL about the banning of the "N" word on the field.

Riley Cooper, who got in trouble for using that word at a country concert before the start of the 2013 season, thought it was a good idea.

But one African-American player who is against the idea is the Seattle Seahawks Richard Sherman.

Sherman, who was called all kinds of racial slurs after his outburst against 49ers wide out Michael Crabtree on national television, is not a fan of this.

“It’s an atrocious idea,” he told Peter King of Sports Illustrated. “It’s almost racist, to me. It’s weird they’re targeting one specific word. Why wouldn’t all curse words be banned then?”

It is complicated. Here's one side of the story:

But keep in mind Sherman is the same man who got upset when he was called a "thug"  by fans on Twitter and thought that was basically equal to being the "N" word. 

So my question to Sherman would be, the next time you or another AA football player is called a "thug"by someone, is the proper response to be just turning the other cheek?

Probably not.

Hell, Sherman can't even control his temper when he's called out by another player, and we're supposed to buy that he would be OK with being called a racial slur? Yeah, right.

As I've said in a previous article, the NFL has bigger fish to fry, but some of the fish need to realize they're going to be on the hook if they say that offensive word, whether or not it's in the heat of battle.