WATCH: Michael Wilbon uses N-word on air in response to possible NFL rule
ESPN personality Michael Wilbon, who co-hosts the popular show Pardon The Interruption, sounded off recently about the NFL possibly adding a new rule that would penalize players for using the N-word in the field of play. Wilbon is an outspoken critic of the proposed rule, and let everyone know about it.
Via USA Today:
“You’re gonna have a league with no black owners and a white commissioner — middle-aged and advanced-aged white men — say to black players, mostly — because that’s what we’re talking about — you can’t use the N-word on the field of play, or we’re gonna penalize you,” Wilbon said on his show. “I’ve got a massive problem with that. I know there are black men of the same age… who say no, you’ve got to take this word out of the workplace. I understand that. But I don’t want it enforced like this.”
Wilbon took it a step further to prove his point, even using the N-word on the air during an Outside the Lines segment, in which he illustrated that the word is sometimes used endearingly by black men.