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Congressman demands explanation of 'racist' Redskins name

After NBA Commissioner Adam Silver banned LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling from the league for racist comments made in private, Congressman Henry Waxman says he wonders how the team's owner and the NFL can justify the Redskins' name.

Saturday - 05/10/2014, 02:27am EDT

Tags: Redskins, Dan Snyder, Henry Waxman

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Lawmakers, Redskins spar over team name

The latest back-and-forth over the Washington Redskins name includes a stern letter from two members of Congress, who call the team name 'an insult' and who are questioning the NFL's tax-exempt status.

Monday - 02/10/2014, 05:38pm EST

Tags: Redskins name, nfl, Congress, Maria Cantwell

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Goodell: Redskins name honors Native Americans

Saturday - 02/01/2014, 04:40am EST

Tags: Redskins name

San Fran Chronicle won't use 'Skins name

It was only the latest development in controversy over a name that some say is insensitive and offensive to Native Americans.

Tuesday - 10/29/2013, 10:06pm EDT

Tags: Washington Redskins, Daniel Snyder, The Washington Post, CSNWashington, Oneida Indian Nation

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Bob Costas: 'Redskins' is an insult, slur (Video)

The Washington Redskins' nickname was back in the spotlight over the weekend as NBC Sportscaster Bob Costas sounded off during halftime of Sunday's game.

Tuesday - 10/15/2013, 07:26am EDT

Tags: Redskins, Bob Costas, Dan Snyder, Washington Redskins