Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 6/22/13
At this point, the controversy surrounding the Washington Redskins' team name isn't going away any time soon. While the name, which detractors say is flatly a racial slur, has drawn ire for years, the controversy was reignited in earnest back in January, when Washington Mayor Vincent C. Gray called upon the team to change its name. The team subsequently replied that it had no plans to change the name and launched a campaign defending its use. Later, owner Dan Snyder came out and defiantly said the team would never change its name, while even some members of Congress called upon Washington to drop its moniker. At one point, franchise quarterback Robert Griffin III seemed to tweet in support of the name, while NFL commissioner Roger Goodell defended it in a reply letter to Congress. Oh, and all the while, a national poll claimed widespread national support for the Redskins. Does that about sum it up? Now, franchise icon Joe Theismann is weighing in on the matter, and he has a very ...
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