“I think it’s absurd,” Baldwin told the Tacoma News Tribune. “I understand
"That word, like you've heard many guys say, they've never heard it towards them in a disrespectful way on the field. It's more of a term of endearment. Never heard it from the opposite race, so the only people they are really going at are African Americans.
"If you want to ban offensive language, let's ban all offensive language. Not one particular word that is only used by one particular group."