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.”
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.
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.
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.
Hollywood actors Denzel Washington and Terry Crews don’t appear to be big fans of the Washington ‘Redskins’ team name. Their remarks are here.
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.
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.
An ESPN poll of current Redskins players revealed one unnamed player feels the team name should be changed.
ESPN’s Lindsay Czarniak, a D.C. area native formerly employed by local NBC affiliate WRC, regrets not being “more sensitive” to the Redskins name controversy during her time in Washington, per Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated.
Senate Majority Harry Reid (D-Nev.), whose been a prominent activist of the Redskins team name, received scrutiny for making jokes many perceived to be racially insensitive at the expense of the Asian community.