Last month, SI.com sprouted TheMMQB.com, a football-specific internal destination run by Peter King. Earlier tonight, Robert Klemko if The MMQB.com told CBS Sports Radio that the website won’t use the term “Redskins.”
“I know that our site, we’ve talked about it, and we’re not going to use Redskins in our writing,” Klemko said. ’We’re going to say ‘Washington football team. And it’s not something we’re going to publicize or write about. We’re just not going to do it.”
Klemko’s comments apparently were premature. In a telephone interview with PFT, King explained that no final decision has been made.
Multiple media outlets have stopped using the Redskins name, even though team owner Daniel Snyder has vowed that he’ll never change it.
Earlier this month, Packers CEO Mark Murphy acknowledged that the term is “very derogatory to a lot of people,” and former Raiders CEO Amy Trask recently has spoken out against the continued use of the name.