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FPA Commends NFL on Commitment to Rid the League of Offensive Language

FPA: “Eliminate racial slurs and other offensive, threatening, and abusive language from the game we love” Washington, DC—The Fritz Pollard Alliance, an organization dedicated to promoting diversity and equality of job opportunity in the coaching, front office and scouting staffs of National Football League (“NFL”) teams, applauded the NFL for its commitment to increasing sportsmanship…

John Wooten comments on CeLillianne Green’s book “That Word”

“CeLillianne Green’s That Word is an informative and inspirational masterpiece and a must read for anybody grappling with the true nature and ugliness of the N-word. This outstanding book has inspired the FPA to stand strong as to why That Word should be eliminated from the NFL playing fields.” – John Wooten, Chairman Click here to learn more…

Links to Recent Media Surrounding Banning the N-word in the NFL

Click on the headlines below for more media concerning the N-word: • Tierney Sneed, NFL May Ban Use of the N-Word, US News & World Report • Jason Reid, Washington Post: NFL is right to ban N-word, other slurs, from the playing field • New York Times editorial: The NFL Begins to Wake Up • Jason Whitlock, ESPN: Throw…

Time to put an end to the “N” word on NFL playing fields

A number of Game Day officials have brought to our attention the disturbing trend of racial epithets, including the “N” word, being commonly used on the field during games. As former players (along with thousands of others) who have worked hard in different eras of the game to leave proud legacies for those who follow…

Lovie Smith hired by Tampa Bay Buccaneers as coach

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers wasted no time finding the man to run their team. Lovie Smith will be the new coach in Tampa, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday, according to a person with knowledge of the negotiations. The team officially announced Smith’s five-year contract Thursday. Smith, the former Chicago Bears coach, was the leading candidate from the start…

Redskins to interview Caldwell

The Washington Redskins will interview former Indianapolis Colts head coach Jim Caldwell next week, according to John Wooten, the chairman of the Fritz Pollard Alliance Foundation. It’s uncertain what day he will interview. At this point, he’s the third name that has surfaced in the Redskins’ quest to replace fired Mike Shanahan. They’ve spoken to Seattle offensive coordinator Darrell…