VIRAL: Bob Costas calls ‘Redskins’ name offensive

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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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