The Washington, D.C. city council approved a resolution urging the Redskins to change their name by a 10-0 vote.
“I think it’s just time to change the name. The country is getting around it,” said Council member David Grosso, who sponsored the proposal.
Council member Vincent Orange, though, disapproved of the resolution but disappeared before the vote. He lated said, “I know the Washington Redskins as a team of endearment, as a team I cheered for, I rooted for. My nephew, Lorenzo Alexander played for the team. I’ve never known it as a derogatory term.”
Though Orange said that the resolution may hurt D.C.’s chances of brining the Redskins back to Washington, Grossi said he “wouldn’t support bringing the team back or support building a stadium unless they change the name.”
This was the second time the D.C. city council has passed such a resolution.