Found May 28, 2013 on Thacover2:
Redskins owner Dan Snyder has made it clear on several occasions that he will NEVER change the teams nickname.  Now Congress, as only it could,  has chimed in on the Washington Redskins nickname battle. According to Indian Country Today, Several members of Congress have sent a letter to Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder, saying that every time he promises to not change the teams nickname, “he’s promising to keep using a racial slur.” In the letter, Snyder is reminded that the word “Redskins” is deeply offensive to many American Indians, and that he has a moral obligation to change the name. The letter is signed by the co-chairs of the Congressional Native American Caucus, Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) Betty McCollum (D-Minnesota), and Eleanor Holmes Norton, the District of Columbia’s delegate in Congress. “Native Americans throughout the country consider theR-word a racial, derogatory slur akin to theN-word among African Americans or theW-word among Latinos.  Such offensive epithets wo

Top 10 takeaways from 10 members of Congress urging Daniel Snyder to change the loathsome name of his NFL team

Hat Tip, Stephen Colbert 10) If this somehow ends with Snyder in Gitmo, we may finally see positive public opinions of Congress9) From what I've heard on cable news for the past week, Congress is overstepping their bounds into what is clearly a job for the IRS8) The Congress members also sent letters to Roger Goodell and the other 31 NFL franchises, because they've got that...

Robert Griffin III says he talked to Adrian Peterson about his ACL recovery

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III told The Washington Post that he’s spoken with Vikings running back Adrian Peterson about recovering from ACL surgery. “I talked to Adrian Peterson,” said Griffin. “That’s the obvious one.” Griffin was asked what Peterson told him. “What everyone else says,” Griffin replied. Griffin says he’s also spoken to Rex Grossman who...

Redskins Training Camp Battles: Wide Receivers

In the 2011 NFL Draft, the Washington Redskins started to lay the foundation for what would become the deepest receiving core Washington has had in 20 years when they drafted the big possession wide receiver Leonard Hankerson in the 3rd round and the speedster Aldrick Robinson in the 6th round. In 2012, the Redskins continued to add talent but this time they did so through free agency...

Members of congress to Redskins’ Dan Snyder: change your offensive team name

Ten members of congress are stepping up efforts to convince the Washington Redskins to do away with their team name. They’ve fired off letters to Skins’ owner Dan Snyder, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Redskins sponsor FedEx, and all other 31 teams, citing that the name of the team is offensive to Native Americans. You really can’t argue with that, but changing a team name...

Roy Helu Nearing Return To Action

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Jordan Reed’s First Football Card

The dedicated team over at Panini America needed less than a week to sift through thousands of photographs taken by several different photographers during the 2013 NFLPA Rookie Premiere and find just the right ones for their upcoming 2013 Prestige Football release. Redskins rookie tight end Jordan Reed was one of the attendees of theR...

RG3 says he could start season opener without playing in preseason

The man, who wears Superman socks, is saying super human things these days. Robert Griffin III says he would be comfortable starting the season opener without playing in any preseason games. It’s not out of the realm either, in 2008, Tom Brady didn’t play the entire preseason and started the regular season, of coarse it lasted for five minutes before suffering a knee injury...

Robert Griffin III could miss preaseason, still start Week 1

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Redskins Position Battles: Runningbacks

This will be the first of many posts about upcoming Redskins position battles heading into training camp this year. The Washington Redskins clearly have depth and competition at the runningback position, two things Coach Mike Shanahan absolutely loves. Shanahan has made it clear the last two years as the Redskins coach that he enjoys competition...

RG3 Feels “Comfortable” Playing Week One Without Playing In Preseason

Washington Redskins star quarterback Robert Griffin III is shooting for a return on Monday night football in the season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles. RG3 is aware that part of being fully prepared to play on opening night is probably having to sit out all or most of the preseason. Griffin III told the Washington Post that he’s comfortable playing in the opener without...

Robert Griffin the 3rd gives signed "Thank You" card for wedding gift (Picture)

As previously noted on Outside the Boxscore, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin the 3rd   is getting married this year and it appears that he is already sending out "Thank You" cards to fans who bought him wedding gifts. Check out this signed card sent to Keith Elgin after sending off a gift to RG3: (Courtesy of Eye on Football)

Redskins Name Change: Now Congress Cares

For those of you Redskins fans who don’t want the team’s name to change, congratulations! Congress just got involved in the battle, which pretty much guarantees nothing will ever happen. A group of 10 congressional members sent a letter to Redskins owner Dan Snyder, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, Redskins sponsor FedEx, and the other 31 NFL franchises pushing for the team to...
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