NJ Bans Trash Talking By Players And Fans At High School Games
Johnny Manzel is one of the biggest stars in college football, but he is known just as much for his antics as he is for his play on the field. Earlier this season Johnny was penalized for taunting players from Rice University.
The state of New Jersey has now put some new rules into place to ensure something like that never happens at their high school games.
Larry White, Assistant Director of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, talked to Good Day about the new rules.
New Jersey is believed to be the first state to implement strict guidelines.
According to White, inappropriate language and behavior is not tolerated in the classroom, so interscholastic athletics should be an extension of the classroom. The new rules ban taunting and baiting, and it even apples to fans. Derogatory racial, ethnic, religious or sexual slurs (no f-bomb, n-word) are also not allowed.
Anyone who engages in inappropriate behaviors will be removed from the game. Players who taunt or use inappropriate slurs will also have a two-game sit out.
Watch the whole discussion on Good Day in the video.