Bob Burns, Rick Reilly's American Indian father-in-law, wrote an essay saying that Reilly had inaccurately represented Burns's stance on the Washington Redskins' name in his ESPN column. Reilly has now released a statement, feeling he "accurately quoted" Burns and his thoughts on the Redskins' moniker.
While I stand by the reporting in my Sept. 18 column about the Washington Redskins nickname controversy, and felt I accurately quoted my father-in-law in the piece, clearly he feels differently. This is an incredibly sensitive issue, and Bob felt he had more to say on the subject after that column was posted on ESPN.com. We've spoken and cleared this up. I admire Bob and respect his opinions, and he's welcome to express them. Bob and I are good and I'm looking forward to my next steak with him.
Can we televise that next steak between the two of them? Please?