Around the Web: Reactions to NFL Boss Goodell Supporting Redskins Name
Wednesday, news broke that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell had written a letter to Congress defending the "Redskins" name of Dan Snyder's Washington, D.C. team, declaring it as having a "positive" meaning (bear in mind, of course, that Goodell is only a former Redskins fan). Two Congress members responded quickly and scathingly and reactions to Goodell's letter have been breaking across the World Wide Web since. Here are some highlights.
Barry Petchesky of Deadspin.com writes "Read Roger Goodell's Letter To Congress Defending The Redskins Name"
BuzzFeed.com's Ben Mathis-Lilley says "NFL Comissioner, Other Americans Remain Resolutely Unenlightened On Racial-Slur Issue"
USAToday.com's Erik Brady has "Goodell defends Redskins name in letter to Congress"
Chris Greenberg of The Huffington Post reports "Roger Goodell Defends Redskins Name In Letter To Members Of Congress, Reporter Still Takes Stand"
Mike Florio of NBCSports.com's Pro Football Talk posts "Goodell defends Redskins name, admits issues raised are 'complex'"
WashingtonCityPaper.com's Mike Madden wins best headline with his "NFL Boss: Pigskins Name Isn't Racist"