Former Raiders Exec Trask Calls For Redskins Name Change
CBSSN analyst and former Raiders Chief Exec Amy Trask today shared her opinion that the Redskins should change their team name. Trask: "Washington has an opportunity to do something very powerful and very important by changing the team name and logo. It's wrong to use a disparaging slur when referencing any person or any group of people, and the word Redskins has been widely used throughout our history as a derogatory, disparaging slur. Try this: substitute for the word Redskins any other derogatory slur, and think of that as a team name. ... I do hope the team takes this opportunity to do something very, very special" ("That Other Pregame Show," CBSSN, 9/15).
ESPN2 this morning dedicated the entire half-hour of "OTL" to the issue. ESPN NFL business analyst Andrew Brandt said, "Ultimately, this is going to be some form of a political conversation between the owner and the commissioner -- perhaps with other owners getting involved" ("OTL," ESPN2, 9/15).