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.
The Washington Post’s editorial board has taken a definitive position on the Redskins team name, in discontinuing usage of the term it believes “disparages Native Americans.”
Mike Carey, a former NFL referee of 19 years, hadn’t worked a Redskins game since 2006 because of his feelings about the team’s name.
Despite reports he “might not” and “likely won’t” say it, Phil Simms said the name “Redskins” throughout CBS’s Thursday Night Football broadcast of Buccaneers-Falcons.
The Washington Redskins have filed an appeal of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s June ruling, which canceled the team’s six federal trademarks, in federal court.
The Redskins will fight on, fight on for their name in court. They appealed a ruling that canceled their trademark protection because a panel ruled the name is offensive.