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They haven't announced anything in an official fashion, but TheMMQB.com's Robert Klemko said in a radio interview Thursday that the Peter King's new Sports Illustrated NFL microsite will no longer be referring to Washington's professional football team as the "Redskins." "I know that our site, we’ve talked about it, and we’re not going to use Redskins in our writing," Klemko said on CBS Sports Radio’s MoJo with Chris Moore and Brian Jones. "We’re going to say ‘Washington football team.' And it’s not something we’re going to publicize or write about. We’re just not going to do it." If indeed that is implemented, it's probably only a matter of time before other mainstream sports sites like King's began to adopt such policies, regardless of how informal they are. The name, which is blatantly racist and has always been somewhat controversial, has become a lightning rod of late, with local politicians, respected NFL executives and even members of congress urging the team to get with the times and consider making a change. Earlier this month, Slate announced that it was discontinuing use of the name in its publication, and ESPN's Rob King refused to use the name in a Q&A we posted earlier this week. The comments reacting to this piece I wrote in January indicate the fans are typically on the other side of this argument. It's hard to find anyone in the media willing to support the name, but team owner Daniel Snyder won't budge. That could eventually change, though, if the businesses that support Snyder and his team begin to reconsider their investments based on the fact the players wear an epitaph on their jerseys. Media embargoes like the one The MMQB is apparently adopting could begin to set those wheels in motion. [CBS Sports Radio]
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According to Desdspin, Robert Klemko of TheMMQB.com announced that they don’t plan on using the word “Redskins.” “I know that our site, we’ve talked about it, and we’re not going to use Redskins in our writing,” Klemko said on CBS Sports Radio’s MoJo with Chris Moore and Brian Jones. “We’re going to say ‘Washington football team,’” Klemko added. “And...
Robert Griffin III says he’s been cleared to play in the Washington Redskins’ regular season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles. Operation Patience….Complete. Cleared. To God Be The Glory http://t.co/GxYMw8Cs57 — Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) August 30, 2013
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Robert Klemko, a journalist for Monday Morning Quarterback, a Sports Illustrated website, announced today that the site has dropped the use of the word “Redskins” to refer to the NFL team in any of their writing.
Although Klemko didn’t have much to discuss about the topic, he did briefly talk with CBS Sports Radio today:
“I know that our site, we’ve talked about it, and...
The Washington Redskins put together their first unbeaten preseason in 28 years without Robert Griffin III even taking a snap.
Griffin then tweeted Thursday night that he will be under center when the regular season opens for Washington on Sept. 9, but coach Mike Shanahan hedged after the 30-12 victory over Tampa Bay.
Fourth-stringer Pat White threw for 181 yards, set up a touchdown...
Washington Redskins coaches were looking for re-assurance from starting strong safety Brandon Meriweather who is returning from an ACL injury. Meriweather was recovering from a left knee injury the entire 2012 season, until he tore the ACL in his right knee week 11 only 45 snaps into his comeback. Over the past two seasons Meriweather has missed 20 games dues to injury.The coaching...
Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III posted the photo above on Who Say to announce that he’s been cleared for the upcoming season.
Operation Patience….Complete. Cleared.
To God Be The Glory http://t.co/GxYMw8Cs57
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) August 30, 2013
Now we get to see if he can actually stay healthy for an entire season.
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Peter King first reported that the NFL reached a settlement with the 4,500 litigants involved in the concussion case.
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The NFL has reportedly agreed to pay the court-approved lawyers’ fees. (Mike Garafolo)
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This happened during last night’s preseason game, and it’s just the best (via @recordsandradio via FTW). It also concludes the Redskins’ 4-0 preseason (PRESEASON CHAMPS!!1!), which doesn’t mean anything, but you do have to feel good about this team right now.
After months of anticipation, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was medically cleared to play by Dr. James Andrews after Thursday night's evaluation, NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal reports.
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The NFL and Roger Goodell just received some good news on this Thursday afternoon.
Peter King is reporting that the NFL and it’s 4,500 litigants in its concussion lawsuit have reached a settlement.
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— Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) August...
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