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Council Passes Resolution Against Pigskins’ Name

So much for Dan Snyder's lobbying efforts. Despite the Washington Pigskins owner's attempt to rally the team's fans into contacting councilmembers, the D.C. Council passed a resolution this afternoon asking the organization to change their name because it's a racial slur for Native Americans.

The legislation passed with ten votes, with Councilmember Yvette Alexander voting present. Vincent Orange and Marion Barry, who's been outspoken about his opposition to the team's name on Twitter, weren't in the Council chamber.

David Grosso, who proposed the resolution, praised people who don't use the team's name and wished the Washington Post would follow suit. "This is now a movement," Grosso says.

Photo by Darrow Montgomery

Comments

  1. #1

    This is one of the silliest subjects I can think of.

    The council can't seem to work together to get other shyt done but they will waste our time passing a fkn resolution. And now David Grosso looks like a pandering fool encouraging people not to call the Redskins...the Redskins.

    No silly man..this isn't a movement.

  2. #2

    Yes, the always politically correct DC City Council. Their whining is about as useful as tits on a bull.

  3. #3

    D.C. is a very liberal progressive left wing city.

  4. #4

    They're not even being politically correct but fools.

    The WCP and every other establishment in the world has never had an issue referring to the Redskins by name. But now that a group has tried to put Snyder (as if he named the team) and the team on blast, they get brand new and do this silly pandering job. Outside of this small group of Indians..let's Face it, this has much more to do w/Snyder than sensitivity to the naming.

  5. #5

    they should have voted for grosso to start earning my tax dollars that are his salary. he has not done one thing since taking office. he is a wasted seat up on the dias. the council should be focused on crime poverty, and better education and not worried about a football team whose offices are in VA, and who plays in MD.....are they really not that busy that this is the biggest agenda item of the day??

  6. #6

    GROSSO LOST ME ON THIS ONE???

    I WAS OKAY WITH HIM UNTIL THIS BULLSHIT.
    THE TEAM PRACTICES IN VA, PLAYS IN MARYLAND AND WE LOST TRAINING CAMP TO RICHMOND SO WHY THE GRANDSTAND? OTHER THAN IT'S LOYAL FANS THE WASHINGTON REDSKINS DOESN'T HAVE ANY AFFILIATION WITH THE CITY.

    WHEN WE WIN SUPER BOWL WE MAY HAVE EVEN LOST THE PARADE WITH THIS CRAP YOU DUMB FUCK! EITHER SHOW US YOUR MEDICINAL USE PRESCRIPTION OR COME CLEAN LIKE DUDE IN TORONTO BECAUSE YOU ARE CLEARLY SMOKING SOMETHING!

    REDSKINS FOREVER!

  7. #7

    Noodlez - WHEN WE WIN SUPER BOWL?? Are you kidding; With this owner, never...Who is the DUMB FUCK now!

  8. #8

    Is this a repeat bill? Grosso is a clown. Work on the weed bill, man!

    This is a complete waste of time. SMH!

  9. #9

    @CHANGE- YOU ARE OBVIOUSLY IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE IN THE WASHINGTON REDSKINS!

    FIGHT FOR OL' D.C.!

  10. #10

    ...And Councilmember Alexander voted "present." UNBELIEVEABLE! Ward 7 -- is this the best you can do?

  11. #11

    The proper headline should be "Council Passes Resolution Against Redskins’ Name." By calling them the "Pigskins" you come off as sanctimonious and demean the profession of journalism. That said, who is Councilmember Grosso, who has no notable legislative accomplishment, and what has he done to help Native Americans besides this act of obvious pandering? And I would ask the same of you, Washington City Paper? Pigskins, pathetic...

  12. #12

    Big Chief Piscatawy not happy with DC whiteface pow wow.

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