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New York Giants Monday Morning Storylines: NFL May Add 15-Yard Penalty for Use of N-Word

February 24th, 2014 at 6:30 AM
By Dan Benton

Hard to believe it's already Monday, yet here we are. So as frustrated and annoyed as you may all be to be returning to work, relax over breakfast and coffee this morning with the following AM headlines.

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NFL Expected to Adopt 15-Yard Penalty for Use of N-Word on the Field

The NFL is throwing a flag on use of the N-word.

In a groundbreaking move, the league is expected to agree to start penalizing players 15 yards for uttering the racial slur on the field, according to the group that monitors diversity in the league.

Mike Pope had Influence on Jason Garrett

Tight ends coach Mike Pope is the latest assistant in which Garrett dipped into his past.

Garrett was a backup quarterback with the New York Giants when Pope coached their tight ends.

“He’s really as good a coach as I’ve been around in my career,” Garrett said. “I saw him up close and personal with a lot of different guys, established players and young players and he’s a great friend. He’s a great addition to our staff and [Jason Witten] is the kind of guy who’s always trying to get better. Each and every day [Witten] comes in he’s always looking for ways we can help him, how he can help himself become a better football player. That’s why he is the player he is. To add Mike Pope to the mix and having a different perspective on how he gets coaches, I think Witt’s really excited and I know Mike Pope is as well.”

North Bergen Resident Dances in Super Bowl Halftime Show

More than 110 million viewers saw this year’s Super Bowl, making it the most watched television event in U.S. history. That means a lot of people saw 22-year-old North Bergen resident Ashley Marie Gonzalez, whether they know it or not.

“We were chosen to be a part of the Super Bowl halftime show,” said Gonzalez, who used to cheer at North Bergen High School and is now part of a dance team based in New York. “It was a great experience. We met a lot of people, we did a lot of events in New York and New Jersey, meeting players, doing signings.”

“We’re based out of New York and we are the first dance team to cheer for the New York Giants,” said Gonzalez about the Gotham City Cheerleaders.

Jerry Jones Regrets the Rushed Decision to Fire Tom Landry

With the 25-year anniversary of the day he bought the Cowboys coming up on Tuesday, owner Jerry Jones spent a little time Sunday reminiscing about the days leading up to the purchase of the some of the decisions he made.

Jones' biggest regret was the rushed decision to fire legendary coach Tom Landry and replace him with Jimmy Johnson. Jones doesn't regret the move, just the circumstances that forced him to act so quickly and thus come off as disrespectful to Landry.


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7 Responses to “New York Giants Monday Morning Storylines: NFL May Add 15-Yard Penalty for Use of N-Word”

  1.  Krow says:

    How about ‘Redskins’? What if someone uses that racial slur?

  2.  James Stoll says:

    What about “your momma where’s army boots”?

  3.  Krow says:

    “People of African or mixed racial heritage, please.”

  4.  fanfor55years says:

    Richard Pryor would never make it past Week 1 with any salary left once Goodell got finished levying fines for “language unbecoming an NFL representative”.

    Which reminds me of one of the funniest things I’ve ever heard. I was at a Richard Pryor concert back in the day and this was at the height of the Black Panthers’ days. Pryor came out on stage with a dashiki, his mouth turned down in a scowl, and with his fist raised in a Black Power salute. The crowd (this was in Berkeley and we were a VERY mixed crowd, but all convinced we were incredibly hip) cheered.

    So he starts out: “You know, I’ve just come from Soledad [note: the big California prison which is maximum security] and been talking with my brothers. [Crowd cheers]. Yeah, been talking with The Brothers [He raises his fist and the crowd cheers loudly]. And I got just one thing to say. [Crowd cheers lustily]. THANK GOD we got prisons!” [While making that face he had that indicated a combination of fear and humor]

    I thought I would die laughing. It may not sound like much on paper, but it was as funny a riff as I’ve ever heard. Guy was a genius.

  5.  skinnydoogan says:

    and in other news, all the NFL GM’s will make sure all the players have grief counselors on sight for all the players that are upset about this…

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