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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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New Redskins Video: ‘Redskins is a Powerful Name’ (Watch)

As part of RedskinsFacts.com’s ongoing plight to set the record straight about the name of the Washington Redskins, a new video was released earlier this week aimed at doing exactly that.

08/13/2014

A letter signed by more than 100 Native American, religious and civil rights organizations describes "redskin" as a "government-defined racial slur" that has been used to disparage American Indians "throughout history." (credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

School Working with Vikings to Keep Redskins Name Out of Stadium

The University of Minnesota says it’s working with the Minnesota Vikings to keep the Washington Redskins’ name from being used when the two teams play on campus in November.

08/07/2014

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Md. Delegate Calls on O’Malley to Give Up ‘Taxpayer Provided’ Redskins Box Seats

In response to Martin O’Malley taking a public stand against the name, a Maryland delegate has called upon the governor to give up his “taxpayer provided box seats” on the grounds of politically-motivated “hypocrisy.”

08/07/2014

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