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

No protesters seen at FedEx Field for Redskins game


Earlier today, it was reported that the Washington Redskins increased their bench security at home for the upcoming game against the San Diego Chargers. Now, it looks like it won’t be needed.

Sal Paolantonio of ESPN is reporting that there has been no protesters seen thus far at FedEx Field with only about 30 minutes till kickoff. It was believed that the increased security at home was to dissuade protests of the Redskins name.

Per Pro Football Talk, the Redskins have denied increasing security at all. However, Paolantonio has video evidence that a pair of Prince George’s County deputies were seen behind the Redskins’ bench. The deputies admitted to ESPN that they were brought in to look for protesters.

It still remains uncertain that the allegedly non-existent extra security was brought in to protect the Redskins’ players from protesters, or to prevent the actual protests. One thing is for certain, the Redskins name controversy continues to become more and more interesting as time goes on.


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