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CBS Sports joins Redskins name debate

 

With debate over the use of the name Redskins heating up, CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus said he'll let his announcers and production team decide whether they want to use the name of the Washington NFL team on the air.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, McManus said, "Generally speaking, we do not tell our announcers what to say or not say. Up to this point, it has not been a big issue for us. Last year, it was simmering; now it’s reaching a hotter level. But we probably will not end up dictating to our announcers whether they say Redskins or don’t say Redskins."

He added, "We leave that up to them and our production team. There are times when something becomes important enough that we talk to them, and between now and the start of football season we’ll decide what is the right thing to do."

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