Blogger Hired To Defend The Redskins Name Resigns

Liberal blogger Ben Tribbett resigned on Monday evening after being hired by the Washington Redskins two weeks ago to defend the team’s name.

Tribbett told The Washington Post he felt like “things got a little out of control on Twitter” and he still doesn’t think the team name is a slur.

Deadspin compiled some of Tribbett’s tweets that further explained his resignation:



The Indian Country Today Media Network unearthed some of Tribbett’s tweets from 2010, which the news outlet described as “nasty.”

One of the tweets featured Tribbett saying, “Just took Chief for his last 300. I’d call it a scalping but that seems uncalled for.”

Tribbett wrote on his blog “Not Larry Sabato” before he shut it down.