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CBS Sports chairman says use of the name 'Redskins' will be up to announcers

CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus tells The Hollywood Reporter that it will be up to CBS announcers and production teams whether they will use the team name of the Washington NFL club this season.

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"We haven't talked to them yet," McManus told THR. "Generally speaking, we do not tell our announcers what to say or not say. Up to this point, it has not been a big issue for us. Last year, it was simmering; now it's reaching a hotter level. But we probably will not end up dictating to our announcers whether they say Redskins or don't say Redskins."

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"We leave that up to them and our production team. There are times when something becomes important enough that we talk to them, and between now and the start of football season we'll decide what is the right thing to do."

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By Erik Brady, USA TODAY

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