Members Of Congress Push For Redskins Name Change

Discussion in 'Washington Redskins' started by Sweets, May 28, 2013.

  1. Sweets

    Sweets New Member

    Ten members of Congress want owner Daniel Snyder to reconsider his pledge never to change the Redskins' name.

    The representatives sent letters to Snyder, Commissioner Roger Goodell, Redskins sponsor FedEx and the other 31 NFL franchises, the Associated Press reports.

    "Native Americans throughout the country consider the `R-word' a racial, derogatory slur akin to the `N-word' among African Americans or the `W-word' among Latinos,â€￾ the letter states, according to the AP.

    Leaders of the Congressional Native American Caucus -- Tom Cole, R-Okla., and Betty McCollum, D-Minn. -- were among those sending the letter.

    A lawsuit challenging the Redskins' trademark protection continues to hang over the team, but Snyder vows to keep the name regardless.

    "We will never change the name of the team,â€￾ he told USA Today recently. “As a lifelong Redskins fan, and I think that the Redskins fans understand the great tradition and what it's all about and what it means, so we feel pretty fortunate to be just working on next season.â€￾

    Source: CBSSports
    Last edited: May 29, 2013
  2. InsaneBoost

    InsaneBoost Arena Drive Times

    Tom Cole is sending letters to Snyder, the NFL, and all 31 teams to urge a name change. That's odd considering Oklahoma means "red people." Perhaps Redskins fans should send Cole, Congress, and all 49 other states letters to rename Oklahoma?
  3. DawkinsINT

    DawkinsINT Chip Chip Hooray!

    This is something I'm glad Congress is concerned about. We don't have any more pressing issues.
  4. RichLikeWh0a

    RichLikeWh0a Hermhater = Nemesis

    glad their priorities are straight.
  5. 86WARD

    86WARD NFL's Dirtiest Player Staff Member

    Just like the rest of us, Congress lets the NFL trump the important things in life...can't blame's a disease!

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