Wheeler: FCC Will Consider Declaring The Name 'Redskins' Indecent
September 30, 2014 at 6:59 PM (PT)
FCC Chairman TOM WHEELER said TUESDAY that the Commission is considering activist JOHN BANZHAF III's petition to have the Commission declare the name "REDSKINS" indecent for purposes of punishing broadcasters who say the WASHINGTON NFL franchise's name, reports REUTERS.
WHEELER told reporters, "We'll be looking at that petition, we will be dealing with that issue on the merits and we'll be responding accordingly. There are a lot of names and descriptions that were used over time that are inappropriate today. And I think the name that is attributed to the WASHINGTON football club is one of those."