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Redskins logo digitally removed from Redskins logo

Redskins Logo Digitally Removed from Ad Featuring RG3 Touchdown Run

“Change The Mascot” ad features actual game footage of an RG3 touchdown run, with all traces of the Redskins logo digitally removed.

01/23/2015

A Washington Redskins helmet, featuring the team's debated logo, which is at the center of an ongoing debate.

U.S. Justice Department Joins Trademark Fight Over Redskins Name

The Justice Department says it is intervening in a trademark dispute concerning the team name of the Washington Redskins.

01/09/2015

File photo of a Washington Redskins helmet. (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

FCC Denies Petition to Ban ‘Redskins’ on Radio, Cites ‘Free Speech’

A petition to ban the word “Redskins” from use on radio has been rejected by the Federal Communications Committee, with the government agency ruling the word is neither “profane” nor “obscene.”

12/19/2014

New York Knicks President Phil Jackson.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Phil Jackson Publicly Supports Redskins Name Protesters in Minnesota

New York Knicks President and 13-time NBA champion Phil Jackson tweeted public support for demonstrators protesting the Redskins’ team name in Minnesota over the weekend.

11/04/2014

Former Redskins quarterback Jay Schroeder.  (Photo by Bob Martin/Getty Images)

Jay Schroeder Likens Redskins Name Controversy to ‘Black Panthers’ Movement

Former Redskins quarterbacks Billy Kilmer and Jay Schroeder say ‘keep the name’ ahead of Redskins-Vikings, with each bringing their own new spin to the old debate.

10/31/2014

File photo of a Washington Redskins helmet. (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

FCC Chairman Urged to Reject Petition Against ‘Redskins’ Name on Grounds of Free Speech

The head of a religious media watch group has sent a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, urging him, on the grounds of free speech, to reject a petition against renewing Redskins radio’s broadcasting license.

10/14/2014

Denzel Washington makes remark about the team name Redskins. (Photo via Kevin McCarthy)

Denzel Washington Calls Redskins ‘Washington,’ Terry Crews Says Change the Name (Video)

Hollywood actors Denzel Washington and Terry Crews don’t appear to be big fans of the Washington ‘Redskins’ team name. Their remarks are here.

09/10/2014

Mike Tirico currently works play-by-play for ESPN’s Monday Night Football broadcasts. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

How ESPN Talent Will Treat ‘Redskins’ Name on Monday Night Football This Fall

Jon Gruden, Mike Tirico and Lisa Salters all plan to approach the Redskins team name differently when Washington returns to ESPN airwaves for Monday Night Football later this season.

09/09/2014

Dan Snyder addressed Redskins fans in Houston (via Washington Redskins)

‘Keep the Name’ Chant Drowns Out Dan Snyder at Redskins Rally in Houston

Dan Snyder took to the mic at a Redskins rally in Houston, only to have his words drowned out by a thunderous “keep the name” chant by fans.

09/06/2014

File photo of a Washington Redskins helmet. (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

ESPN: Poll Reveals One Redskins Player Thinks Team Should Change Name

An ESPN poll of current Redskins players revealed one unnamed player feels the team name should be changed.

09/03/2014

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