Washington D.C. Council to consider resolution for Redskins name

Aug 19, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins cornerback E.J. Biggers (30) is shown with the NFL heads up logo on his helmet before the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at FedEX Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

 

With controversy regarding the Washington Redskins name and logo at an all-time high, the D.C. Council will revisit a resolution that was already passed 12 years ago.

According the Associated Press, via Pro Football Talk, the Council will take up a resolution asking the Redskins to change their name.

This comes at the heels of months of recent protest against the Redskins name. Various writer and media outlets, such as the San Francisco Chronicle, have already decided to abandon the use of the name. President Barack Obama recently weighed in and the NFL plans on meeting with the Oneida Indian Nation regarding their objections of the use of the term.

However, like every other previous resolution, this one will also be ineffective. The D.C. Council passed a similar resolution was passed in 2001. Look how well that worked out. Also, the D.C. Council has no control over the Redskins, which is a Washington team in name only. The Redskins train in Richmond, Virginia, practice in Ashburn, Virginia, and plays games in Landover, Maryland.

And, of course, there is the fact that owner Dan Snyder has vehemently refused to ever change the name and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has said the NFL can’t and won’t force Snyder.

 

Topics: Washington Redskins

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