According to the Associated Press via ProFootballTalk.com, the Washington D.C. Council is expected to take up a resolution next week to urge the Redskins to change their name.
A similar resolution was passed in 2001. The latest effort comes amid a widening debate regarding the name, with President Barack Obama weighing in, the San Francisco Chronicle abandoning the term, and the NFL meeting with the Oneida Indian Nation to discuss the objections to the use of the term.
If Washington D.C. doesn’t want the Redskins to be associated with them, they could always disown them and force them to use “Maryland” in front of their name.
Some people may not realize this, but the Skins don’t play in D.C. Their stadium is in Landover, Maryland and their practice facility is in Ashburn, Virginia.