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VIRAL: Bob Costas calls ‘Redskins’ name offensive

WASHINGTON — A great deal of controversy has surrounded the Washington Redskins’ nickname in recent years, but it has really heated up over the last several weeks as President Barack Obama and several others have thrown their take on the matter into the public arena.

NBC’s Bob Costas often likes to use his time during halftime of the Sunday Night Football game to give his two cents on the NFL’s hot button topics.  Last December, he ruffled more than a few feathers when he gave a polarizing speech on gun controlfollowing a murder-suicide involving former Kansas City Chief Jovan Belcher.

CostasIn Week 6, he again used his platform to call for the elimination of the Washington Redskins’ nickname during the broadcast of the Redskins’ game against the Dallas Cowboys.

The term “Redskins” has been considered offensive to Native Americans for quite some time, and the push for Washington’s NFL franchise to change its name has gained plenty of steam as of late. Costas’ halftime segments are always thoughtful and eloquent, and that was certainly the case on Sunday.

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5 Comments to “VIRAL: Bob Costas calls ‘Redskins’ name offensive”

    Dee said:
    October 14, 2013 at 11:35 AM

    This guy is a joke,talk about jumping on the band wagon,how many native Americans has he spoke too?most likely none,most I know are NOT offended and the old times never have been.This is a white mans complaint who is bored and has nothing else better too do with their time,must have ran out of things to complain about.

      Donald said:
      October 18, 2013 at 4:27 PM

      These comments about "Indian" nicknames only come up around Columbus day.

    geodawg said:
    October 14, 2013 at 1:53 PM

    this guy is a moron and needs to stop with his political rantings during a ball game. granted, it is about a team but has nothing to do with game being played. i can't stand to listen to this pompous @$$

    Wanda said:
    October 14, 2013 at 1:57 PM

    This Is Bullsh*t..Redskins is Not Offensive..Just Something Else To B*tch About !! Aren't There Enough Issues To Worry About ?? Costas Needs To Get A Hobby & QUIT Trying To Cause More Sh*t To Deal With..

    Anonymous said:
    October 27, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    i am native and not just a little bit, i find no offense in any of it.

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