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Jaguars Star Marcedes Lewis

AGAINST NFL N-WORD BAN

'Sometimes Things Come Out'

2/28/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0227_marcedes-lewis_gettyJacksonville Jaguars star Marcedes Lewis says the NFL's proposed n-word ban is a BAD IDEA ... telling TMZ Sports, "These games are intense, sometimes things come out."

The league acknowledges that it's discussed enacting a rule that would penalize any player caught using the word on the field ... and Lewis says at first, he was into the idea.



"Initially, I thought [the rule] was the right thing to do -- but I've changed my mind.  These games are intense ... sometimes things come out." 

Lewis says, "I don't use the word. There won't have to be much of an adjustment for me ... but the referees are really gonna have to listen hard."

"You're telling me during a game the refs have to zero in on what someone says with a mouthpiece in? Their jobs are hard enough.  They already catch enough grief for making bad calls." 

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper -- the white guy who had his own n-word controversy -- has spoken out in favor of the rule ... because ... well ... duh. 

"Initially, I thought [the rule] was the right thing to do -- but I've changed my mind.  These games are intense ... sometimes things come out." 

Lewis says, "I don't use the word. There won't have to be much of an adjustment for me ... but the referees are really gonna have to listen hard."

"You're telling me during a game the refs have to zero in on what someone says with a mouthpiece in? Their jobs are hard enough.  They already catch enough grief for making bad calls." 

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper -- the white guy who had his own n-word controversy -- has spoken out in favor of the rule ... because ... well ... duh. For more sports stories, check out tmzsports.com!
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16.

McQuest    

Saying the N-word with an A at the end instead ER, is no different than saying Didya instead of did you.
It's the same word used with poor grammer.
Any black person who thinks it has a different meaning and is some sort of term of endearment is a racist hypocrite.

177 days ago
17.

Dramacydal    

Think banning it is absolutely stupid if that's the only word that would assess a 15yd penalty. If NFL were to do something as stupid as this they'd need to include all curse words. Say goodbye to Mic'd up or NFL Films. I for one never tuned in to those programs to hear Warren Sapp tell Favre what a pleasant guy he is and how nice his ass... oh I mean buttocks looks in a pair of Levis. Besides I'm not sure what my exact reaction will be but it will be monumental if my team somehow loses a game cause a black guy said to another black guy, possibly his teammate.... Some sort of harmless remark w the N word. When was it NFL job to change society's behavior? And who in the hell thought muting football players that majority of public can't hear during games anyways would stop the words use? Like it or not if this pee wee rule goes thru it'll only cause more people of other races to feel low of blacks or at least give them a reason to race bash cause guess whose going to be the reason for all the penalties.... blacks. Not saying it's right but there's no need to put these players in a position in which to open such discussions in an already stereotyping and judgmental society.

177 days ago
18.

Rayjay    

Im glad they gonna band the ****** word in the nfl (aka- ***** football league) the word is repulsive and should be band. They say the *uck word and g*ddamn but dont ever say ****** again.

177 days ago
19.

Rayjay    

Sad wr live in a nation were its acceptable to say f*ck and g-ddamn but saying ****** is a crime

177 days ago
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