CBS Allows Announcer Discretion for “Redskins”
When football season rolls around, CBS isn’t cracking down on the controversial Washington Redskins name. According to Pro Football Talk, the network is allowing their announcers to decide for themselves whether they use the name or not.
CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus says that he trusts each announcer to make the right call, but he hasn’t talked to them yet.
McManus went on to say that even though the term “Redskins” has reached a level of controversy, they are leaving it up to the production team. They plan to decided between now and the start of the season to figure out what to do.
Pro Football Talk points out that CBS is scheduled to air five Redskins games this season. It seems that regardless of what the announcers decide to do, people will be listening and watching closely to see what is said.