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NFL and TV networks sticking with Redskins

NFL and TV networks sticking with Redskins

NBC's Bob Costas weighed in Sunday that it is time for the Washington Redskins to change their name. But don't look for the networks that carry the National Football League, including NBC, to follow his lead just yet. Even if NBC wanted to, its contract with the NFL would make such a move difficult. In a statement, an NBC Sports spokesman said, "although we are sensitive to the fact that some may find this situation offensive, we are contractually obligated to use current NFL team names. If a name changes, we’ll adjust accordingly and immediately.” That was echoed by the other networks that carry the NFL. PHOTOS: Hollywood Backlot moments "We...

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