This became news a few days ago—the Friday evening before the Super Bowl, to be exact. Because of that timing, we can only assume the Redskins didn't want anyone to notice. Don't let them get away with it.
Last week, Travis Waldron at ThinkProgress published a thorough examination of Dan Snyder's efforts to maintain the Redskins name in the face of growing controversy. The PR offensive has led to a number of embarassments, and we've already known one of the men behind it was Lanny Davis, a Washington crisis management whore with a history of defending the indefensible. Waldron discovered that some other big names were consulting the Redskins on how best to duck and deflect criticism: