Articles Tagged 'Washington Redskins'

Member of the Washington Redskins stand arm in arm during the playing of the National Anthem before an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Landover, Md., Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

‘Sunday Night Football’ Ratings Down Again On Day Of Player Protests

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September 25, 2017
In metered market numbers, the primetime match-up between the 27-10 winning Washington Redskins and the Oakland Raiders snared an 11.6/20. The worst SNF has performed… READ MORE
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Justice Department gives up Washington Redskins name fight

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June 30, 2017
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is giving up the legal fight over the name of the Washington Redskins. In a letter to a federal appeals… READ MORE
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NFL Civil Rights Group Says ‘Redskins Name Has To Be Changed’

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January 20, 2015

Leaders of a prominent civil rights organization, with a stated mission to promote racial diversity and equality of opportunities in the NFL, is imposing maximum… READ MORE

DC delegate rails against Redskins, NFL head

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August 9, 2014
Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) said Thursday that the NFL commissioner and Washington Redskins owner should be ashamed of themselves for their continued resistance to changing the team’s name. “The native people are winning, and I do not know what Roger Goodell of the NFL and Dan Snyder are waiting for,” Holmes Norton said on MSNBC. “Do they want to… READ MORE

Waxman calls for hearing on ‘derogatory’ Redskins name

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May 9, 2014
Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) called Friday for the House Energy and Commerce Committee to hold a hearing on the Washington Redskins’ NFL team name. Waxman, the Democrats’ ranking member on the committee, called for the hearing in a letter to the panel chairman Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.).
Waxman described the team’s name as “derogatory” and compared it to recent… READ MORE
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Lawmakers urge NFL to change Redskins name

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February 10, 2014

Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) are pressing the National Football League (NFL) to change the name of the Washington Redskins. The… READ MORE

Congress Punts on Redskins Name

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November 14, 2013
Capitol Hill efforts to force Washington’s National Football League franchise to change its name remain stalled, even as President Barack Obama welcomes tribal leaders to the White House this week to launch the administration’s Council on Native American Affairs. Democrats representing large swaths of the team’s fan base are split on whether Congress should use its power to force the… READ MORE
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Dan Snyder neighbor trademarks ‘Washington Bravehearts’ name

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October 25, 2013

A neighbor of Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder has registered the name Washington Bravehearts for use for “entertainment in the nature of football games.” Snyder’s… READ MORE
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Political cartoon compares Redskins logo to swastika, confederate flag

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October 18, 2013

WASHINGTON – The Redskins name debate just isn’t going away. A new political cartoon in the New York Daily News is raising eyebrows by comparing… READ MORE

Obama wades into NFL’s Redskins controversy

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October 5, 2013
WASHINGTON — President Obama says that if he owned the Washington Redskins, he would “think about changing” the team name, wading into the controversy over a football nickname that many people deem offensive to Native Americans. Obama, in an interview with The Associated Press, said team names like the Redskins offend “a sizable group of people.” He said that while… READ MORE
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