THE BRONX - NFL players caught using the N-word on the football field may find themselves losing more than just respect from other players and fans.

NFL officials are considering 15-yard penalties for using the racial slur on the field. The penalty may also be extended to the team parking lot and locker room.

Most residents agreed that some punishment needs to exist, but question how it should be enforced.

"It shouldn't be used on the field, off the field or anywhere else, especially not in a professional sport," said one resident.