Seattle Times will no longer use 'Redskins'

Seattle Times will no longer use 'Redskins'

Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Aug 19, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins cornerback E.J. Biggers (30) is shown with the NFL heads up logo on his helmet before the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at FedEX Field.

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by Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on June 19, 2014 at 1:13 PM

SEATTLE (AP) - The Seattle Times says it will no longer use the word "Redskins" in stories about the Washington, D.C., NFL team.

The sports editor said Thursday the name is "absurd, offensive and outdated."

Other newspapers have also stopped using the Indian reference that many find unacceptable.

The Times previously had a policy to minimize the use of "Redskins" by keeping it out of headlines and photo captions and limiting it to once per story.
 

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