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July 21, 2020 | Emma Shuster

Council Passes Resolution Supporting the Renaming of Washington Football Team

One week after the Washington’s NFL team announced they will officially retire their name and logo, the Montgomery County Council passed a resolution that displays their support of renaming the team. The Council today passed a Resolution Supporting the Renaming of the Washington Football Team. We recognize that renaming the Washington Football Team has been […]

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July 16, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

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Washington Post: Female Employees of Washington’s NFL Team Describe Toxic Work Atmosphere

Fifteen former female employees of Washington’s NFL team faced “relentless sexual harassment and verbal abuse that was ignored – and, in some cases, condoned – by top team executives,” according to a just-released article in The Washington Post. Those accused include the director and assistant director of pro personnel, the senior vice president of content […]

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July 15, 2020 | Alex Argiris

Longtime Radio Voice of Washington’s NFL Team Abruptly Retires

Just three days after firing two members of their personnel department and two days after announcing that they will change the team’s controversial name, the Washington NFL team’s tumultuous offseason continued Wednesday. The team’s longtime radio play-by-play announcer, Larry Michael, abruptly announced his retirement via a statement. Michael, who was raised in Silver Spring and […]

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July 13, 2020 | Alex Argiris

Redskins Officially Announce They Will Retire Controversial Name, Logo

Less than two weeks after the Washington Redskins said they would undergo a review of the team’s controversial name, the franchise announced that they will officially retire their nickname and logo. The team released a brief statement Monday morning announcing the decision to rebrand the franchise. “Dan Snyder and Coach (Ron) Rivera are working closely […]

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July 8, 2020 | Alex Argiris

Major Retailers Remove Redskins Apparel from Stores

Days after the Washington Redskins announced that a formal review of the team’s name was underway, major retailers have responded. Beginning this week, Target, Walmart and Dick’s Sporting Goods have stopped selling the team’s merchandise. Given today’s announcement by the NFL and the Washington team’s ownership, we are discontinuing the sale of items that reference […]

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July 6, 2020 | Alex Argiris

Under Pressure, Redskins Rapidly Move Toward Name Change

Amid a national reckoning over systemic racism and increasing corporate pressure, the Washington Redskins appear poised to change their controversial name. That unexpected realization is the result of an avalanche of potentially devastating financial implications for team owner Dan Snyder. Calls to change the team’s name have gone on for decades. Snyder has previously vowed […]

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February 4, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Good Counsel Duo: From WCAC Champs to Super Bowl Champs

Two Our Lady of Good Counsel High School alumni who play for the Kansas City Chiefs are officially Super Bowl LIV champions. Dorian O’Daniel and Kendall Fuller both graduated from Good Counsel in Olney in 2013. From 2009 to 2013, Good Counsel’s varsity football team won four consecutive WCAC championships. Fuller, a defensive back for […]

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August 22, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Quince Orchard Alum Ankrah Calls Opportunity to Play for Redskins ‘A Blessing’

Quarterback Dwayne Haskins (Bullis) is the most famous Montgomery County product on the Washington Redskins roster but he is not the only one. Haskins is in a battle for the starting quarterback job. Andrew Ankrah is a rookie linebacker fighting just to make the roster. “Everybody has a story, everybody has a different way how […]

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August 20, 2019 | Staff Writer

Ledecky, Springs, Milloy Among Inaugural Class of Montgomery County Sports Hall of Fame

Katie Ledecky will headline the inaugural class of inductees into the Montgomery County Sports Hall of Fame. Ledecky has earned five Olympic gold medals and 15 world championship gold medals. Ledecky, 22, will be joined in the 2019 Hall of Fame class by Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Dominique Dawes, Springbrook High great and former Washington […]

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April 26, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Haskins’ Coach at Bullis Beams With Pride Over His Former Pupil

Last night was a life-changing one for Dwayne Haskins, Jr. Surrounded by family, friends and fans at a bowling alley in Gaithersburg, Haskins got the call that he was being drafted by the Washington Redskins with the 15th pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. There was excitement and relief mixed with some disappointment for the […]

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