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Tre Johnson #77 of the Washington Redskins during a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on November 10, 2002 at Alltel Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida. The Jaguars beat the Redskins 26-7. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Redskins ‘Legend’ Tre Johnson Takes Stance Against Team Name

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 #88 of the Washington Redskins celebrates after scoring a touchdown in the third quarter during an NFL game against the Dallas Cowboys at FedExField on December 22, 2013 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Pierre Garcon ‘Probably’ Wouldn’t Play for Team with Name That Offended Him

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.’


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Peter King: Redskins Name Controversy ‘Not Gonna Go Away’

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.”


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Bruce Allen Responds to #RedskinsPride Social Media Disaster

“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.


Dan Rather speaking on DC 50's "NewsPlus with Mark Segraves."

Dan Rather Says ‘No’ to Redskins Name Change

Legendary former CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather says “no,” the Redskins name should not be changed.



Internet Roundup of #RedskinsPride Blowing Up in Redskins’ Faces

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.


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Redskins Ask Fans to Tweet Senator Who Demanded Name Change

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.


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

50 Senators: NFL Can No Longer Ignore That Redskins Name Is Racial Slur

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 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates their win over the Washington Redskins in the NFC Wild Card Playoff Game at FedExField on Jan. 6, 2013 in Landover, Md. (Credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

Richard Sherman Speaks Out Against Redskins Name

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 (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Members of Congress Compare Donald Sterling Comments to Redskins 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.