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Dan Rather Says ‘No’ to Redskins Name Change

by Chris Lingebach
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Dan Rather speaking on DC 50's "NewsPlus with Mark Segraves."

Dan Rather speaking on DC 50’s “NewsPlus with Mark Segraves.”

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – The Redskins Twitter initiative prompting fans to troll a United States senator last week, albeit mildly miscalculated, has sparked more figureheads from outside the realm of sports to weigh in, like, in this case, former CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather.

Rather, speaking via satellite on DC50’s “NewsPlus with Mark Segraves” on Sunday, was presumably asked if the Redskins should change their name.

“No,” Rather stated clearly. “Straight answer.”

“It’s not my call. I understand the impetus for changing the name, but you asked the question, if it were my call, no. I do expect, somewhere along the line, it will be changed, because I think those making the argument that it’s the decent and right thing to do, over a period of time, will probably prevail.”

Obviously, while Rather does stand in clear support of the name, the ‘over a period of time’ portion of his statement would suggest he knows his opinion on the matter, ultimately, will not matter.

Nothing does. Ever.

Something tells me this won’t be the last you hear of this ‘name’ issue.

See Segraves’ full report here.

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