Comedian Jim Norton — who traditionally falls on the side of free speech — has a very unique reason for why he wants the Redskins to change their controversial nickname. You likely haven’t hear this opinion previously.
The Redskins controversial nickname has been in the news with a high rate of frequency this week, beginning with a conversation about the issue between Keith Olbermann and beloved former Redskins player Chris Cooley.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell defended the Redskins organization’s continued use of its team name, and at least one Native American group has since voiced public condemnation of Goodell for it.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says the Washington Redskins nickname has been ‘presented in a way that honors Native Americans.’
Perhaps the most memorable ad of all won’t be shown Sunday during the Super Bowl.
The Oneida Indian leader from upstate New York who has become a high-profile critic of the Washington Redskins’ nickname is taking his case to the United Nations.
DeAngelo Hall became the first current Redskins player to publicly take a stance against the team’s name (well, sort of) on Wednesday. The debate seems to have been shaken from its dormancy since.
The Oneida Indian Nation has come out in praise of DeAngelo Hall for saying the Redskins “probably should” change their team name, viewed by many to be offensive towards Native Americans.
In a recent appearance on FOX Sports1′s “Keepin’ it Real with Mike Hill,” DeAngelo Hall was asked to give comment on the Redskins name debate; to which Hall responded, the team “probably should” change their name.
A poll conducted by Public Policy Polling surveying registered voters has found that 71 percent of people polled do not think the Redskins should change their nickname.