Virginia newspaper stops using 'racist' Washington team name


Last updated 11/23/2013 at 11:02am

The Richmond Free Press stops using "R" word in the name of the Washington Football League's name.

RICHMOND, VA-A newspaper in the city where the Washington National Football League team holds its training camp has stopped using the team's "racist" name.

The Richmond Free Press said the name was offensive to Native Americans. The paper will stop using the R-word and will remove it from its news and editorial pages.

Richmond, Virginia, is about 110 miles south of Washington, D.C.


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