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Fifty U.S. senators sign letter to NFL urging Washington Redskins name change

May 22, 2014
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Imagine the NFL proposing an expansion team. You’d first think of the location possibilities, and then the team’s name.

No matter where the team was located, there is zero chance that it would be called something like, say, Redskins.

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Yet, the Washington Redskins franchise is digging its heels in — and doing so with the league’s support — to hold on to what many believe is a racist nickname at worst, an offensive one at best.

READ MORE: http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl/story/2014-05-22/washington-redskins-team-name-50-senators-letter-to-nfl-racist-offensive-donald-sterling-nba-clippers


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