There's not much hotter right now than the debate over the Redskins name. Rumors are swirling that the team is interested in switching to Bravehearts and American Indian groups are rallying to protest Washington's football mascot. One group even asked the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority to stop using the name in and around the Metrodome. The American Indian Movement, targeting the Redskins-Vikings game in prime time on November 7, asked the MSFA to ditch "Redskins" inside the stadium, on programs and over public-address announcements. "Our word is no different than the N word," AIM leader Clyde Bellecourt said. "Would they have a mascot here called Little Black Sambo? Oh, no." However, Jay Lindgren, an attorney for MSFA, said that doing so would "arguably" qualify as a restraint on free speech.
Metrodome will use 'Redskins' name in stadium despite protests
CBS Sports | Oct 26