A petition claims the use of the team name on TV
violates indecency regulations.September 30, 2014 The Federal Communications Commission is weighing whether to ban TV stations from saying the name of Washington's football team.
A law professor filed a petition with the agency earlier this month, claiming that the name "Redskins" violates federal rules barring any indecent content on broadcast television.
At a press conference Tuesday, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said he is reviewing the filing.
"We will be dealing with that issue on the merits, and we will be responding accordingly," Wheeler said.