Washington Post won't use "Redskins" name in editorials

Washington Post won't use

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Washington Post won't use "Redskins" name in editorials

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by WUSA 9

WVEC.com

Posted on August 22, 2014 at 5:59 PM

Updated Friday, Aug 22 at 5:59 PM

WASHINGTON  -- The Washington Post announced Friday afternoon that it will no longer use the nickname 'Redskins' in editorial coverage about Washington's football team.

According to the Post:

The term "Redskins," we wrote in 1992, "is really pretty offensive." The team owner then, Jack Kent Cooke, disagreed, and the owner now, Daniel M. Snyder, disagrees, too. But the matter seems clearer to us now than ever, and while we wait for the National Football League to catch up with thoughtful opinion and common decency, we have decided that, except when it is essential for clarity or effect, we will no longer use the slur ourselves.

Read the full statement on The Washington Post website.

Earlier this week, lead CBS analyst Phil Simms said he likely won't use the term "Redskins" when discussing the franchise.

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