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CBS' Phil Simms to avoid saying 'Redskins' on 'Thursday Night Football'
CBS' Phil Simms to avoid saying 'Redskins' on 'Thursday Night Football'

Phil Simms said he isn’t taking a stance on the Washington Redskins’ controversial team name, but the CBS analyst doesn’t plan on calling the team by its name during “Thursday Night Football.” The Redskins play the New York Giants in an NFC East matchup Thursday at FedEx Field, pitting both 1-2 teams against each other on national television. The Redskins’ team name has been criticized by Native American groups and others as disparaging and offensive, but Washington’s Owner Dan Snyder has refused to budge from his position that the term “Redskins” is not a slur. Simms, who told the Associated Press of his decision last month,...

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