DC Mayor Vincent Gray Backs Off Redskins Name Change Comments
DC Mayor Vincent Gray has "backed off" previous comments advocating a Redskins name change, "explaining that his original remarks were meant to acknowledge that the likely site of a new Redskins stadium ... is federal property." He noted that the name "could complicate the process of winning federal approval." Gray: "I was trying to avoid more controversy around this. I wasn't going to let my State of the District speech become the 'Washington football team' story" (WASHINGTONPOST.com, 2/8).