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Former NFL Ref Mike Carey Avoided Working Redskins Games Because Of Team Name
Published August 21, 2014
CHOOSING SIDES: The CHICAGO SUN TIMES' Rick Morrissey writes today is the "last time" readers will see him use the Redskins name in one of his columns. Morrissey: "It has been bothering me for a long time. I've written often about how wrong it is that, in this day and age, we still have a sports franchise that uses a derogatory nickname for Native Americans. ... I would call on the Sun-Times to stop using the term, as well" (CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, 8/21). But in Ft. Myers, David Moulton writes he is on ESPN analyst Mike Ditka's side of the argument "not because of politics but intent." Moulton: "I agree with him in the belief that the football team in Washington was called Redskins to honor the toughness and courage of the American Indian. Not to shame, degrade or humiliate them" (Ft. Myers NEWS-PRESS, 8/21).