The NFL Competition Committee may not be cracking down on players using the N-word during games after all.
It had been suggested weeks ago that the committee would consider imposing an on-field punishment for players caught using the racial slur.
NFL Media's Andrea Cramer cited a source who said: "I talked to a member of the NFL's Competition Committee who said, 'We are not the word police and this is not charm school.'"
Seattle Seahawks Cornerback and well known outspoken NFL player Richard Sherman had previously criticised the idea claiming that it is: "almost racist".
Now it seems that the NFL Competition Committee have heard what Sherman has said and will reportedly not recommend penalizing players for using the N-word.
Following the findings of the Ted Wells Report and the resulting Miami Dolphins bullying scandal NFL commissioner Roger Goodell believes the league is in need of a 'culture change'.
In order to achieve this culture change Goodell and other league officials have met with over 40 players and plan to meet with more to discuss topics including leadership, music, respect and the locker room.