THE NFL's proposal to ban the use of the N-word on the field has ignited a debate among players.
This week, the NFL Competition Committee is in Naples, Fla., to discuss implementing a 15-yard penalty on players who use the word during games.
Over the weekend, Peter King, of the website Monday Morning Quarterback, asked three active NFL players their thoughts.
Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman said he opposes the ban.
"It's an atrocious idea," he told King. "It's almost racist to me. It's weird they're targeting one specific word. Why wouldn't all curse words be banned then?
"It's in the locker room and on the field at all times. I hear it almost every series out there on the field."