Peter King’s column will not use Redskins name

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Updated: August 29, 2013
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Peter King’s MMQB column at Sports Illustrated, one of the most popular sports pages on the Internet, will no longer use the name Redskins when referring to the Washington team of the National Football League. The column will refer to the Redskins as the “Washington football team.”

TheMMQB.com, an offshoot of SportsIllustrated.com, is a preeminent source for NFL news, and collectively, it’s feature writers – made up of Robert Klemko, Greg Bedard, Jenny Vrentas and the site’s founder, Peter King – account for more than 1.2 million Twitter followers.

MMQB isn’t the only media outlet to refuse to use the name Redskins. The City Paper does not, nor does a radio station in the DC area. And there are several other examples.

Redskins owner Dan Snyder has said he will “never” change the name and the name remains very popular with Redskins fans, so motivation to change it is slight right now.


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