Green Bay Packers CEO Mark Murphy indicated on Tuesday that the Washington Redskins team name has been discussed at the highest levels of the NFL.
In an appearance at the Marquette Law School, Murphy had this to say (via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel).
There have been discussions at the league level,” Snyder said. “We have had some discussions at owners’ meetings. Dan has made presentations. Quite honestly, I think with all the issues we are facing, with domestic violence and concussions, it’s probably not at the top of the list.
Murphy also noted that the Packers are “sensitive” to the entire controversy, as the team is located near Oneida Nation, who has come out against the Redskins name.
It will be interesting to see if their are more talks about this at the league level, but for now it’s obvious they have bigger fish to fry when it comes to the entire domestic violence scandal.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler indicated on Tuesday that the commission will take up the issue and may very well ban media outlets from using the term “Redskins,” which could bring this entire controversy to the front burner again.
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