Oneida Indian Nation lumped praise on “legendary member of the Washington, D.C. NFL team” Tre Johnson for taking a public stance against the Redskins name.
Pierre Garcon told Lavar and Dukes he “probably wouldn’t play” for a team if that team’s name was offensive to him “or somebody I know.” It’s probably safe to say he doesn’t know anyone offended by the name ‘Redskins.’
Peter King, who made the editorial decision last fall to cease use of the name ‘Redskins’ on his Sports Illustrated website, says the issue is not going to go away: “There’s gonna be a story in the media once a month, forever.”
“We got a very good response from our fans,” said Redskins GM Bruce Allen to the Washington Post in defense of the team’s #RedskinsPride social media meltdown.
Legendary former CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather says “no,” the Redskins name should not be changed.
The internet didn’t respond kindly to the Redskins urging their fans on Twitter to spam U.S. Senator Harry Reid, with their thoughts on the Redskins name. Here’s a roundup of the headlines crushing the team’s blown PR stunt.
The Washington Redskins organization just took the name change controversy to a new level, by requesting fans on Twitter tweet Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid, who’s demanding the name be changed, what the team name means to them.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has received a letter from 50 Senators urging the league to endorse a name change for the Washington Redskins.
Richard Sherman wishes the NBA’s Donald Sterling controversy would have been a catalyst to reignite the conversation over Washington’s controversial team name.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and U.S. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton are pointing to the NBA’s quick handling of Donald Sterling to question why the NFL hasn’t forced the Redskins to change their name.