Name Change

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

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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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ESPN’s Lindsay Czarniak Regrets Not Being ‘More Sensitive’ to Redskins Name Controversy

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.

09/02/2014

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) speaks onstage during Visionary Partners Sam Nazarian, Philippe Starck, Jose Andres and Lenny Kravitz Unveil SLS Las Vegas on August 22, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images for SLS Las Vegas)

‘Redskins’ Activist Harry Reid Apologizes for Insensitive Jokes About Asians

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.

08/25/2014

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Washington Post Editorial Page to Discontinue Use of ‘Redskins’

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.”

08/22/2014

Safety Sean Taylor #21 of the Washington Redskins is ejected from the game for unsportsmanlike conduct by referee Mike Carey #94 in the third quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the NFC Wild Card Playoff Game at Raymond James Stadium on January 7, 2006 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

Longtime NFL Ref Hasn’t Worked Redskins Game Since 2006 Because of Name

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.

08/20/2014

CBS NFL announcer Phil Simms. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Phil Simms Said ‘Redskins’ Multiple Times on CBS Thursday Night Football Broadcast

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.

08/19/2014

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Redskins Appeal Trademark Decision on Team Name in Federal Court

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.

08/14/2014

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Redskins Appeal Trademark Ruling on Team Name

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.

08/14/2014

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