(Washington Times) The days of trash-talking on the field are now over for New Jersey’s young athletes, after officials on Wednesday announced it has banned harassment in sports.

In announcing the new policy, the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association and the state attorney general’s office said sports fall under the state’s anti-bullying law for schools.

Athletes who talk trash or make harassing statements related to gender, race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or religion could find their teams penalized and themselves under investigation by the state Civil Rights Division, the Associated Press reported.

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