Posted: 4:08 pm Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
By D. Orlando Ledbetter
The NFL competition committee, which is chaired by Falcons president/CEO Rich McKay, will present 13 rule proposals, seven bylaw changes and one proposed resolution at the owner’s meeting next week in Orlando.
McKay and Rams head coach Jeff Fisher held a conference call today with the media. Profootballtalk.com has up a good summary of the proposals.
The most controversial one would be the enforcement of an unsportsmanlike penalty for the use of the “N-word” on the field and other “insulting language.”
The committee also supports an expansion of the playoffs, although it’s not one of the formal proposals.
The members of the competition committee are:
Falcons President/CEO Rich McKay.
Rams coach Jeff Fisher
Cowboys Stephen Jones
Giants John Mara
Bengals coach Marvin Lewis
Packers CEO Mark Murphy
Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome
Texans GM Rick Smith
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin
Here are some tweets from the call.
McKay said competition committee is in support of playoff expansion & racial slurs could lead to an unsportsmanlike penalty. The N word rule—
D. Orlando Ledbetter (@AJCFalcons) March 19, 2014