Congress Members Urge Redskins’ Name Change

Washington Redskins helmet on the field before an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns in Cleveland, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski) ORG XMIT: OHMD

Washington Redskins helmet on the field before an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns in Cleveland, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski) ORG XMIT: OHMD

Are the Washington Redskins due for a name change? Some members of Congress think so.

FOX News Radio’s Jared Halpern reports from Washington:

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It’s time for DC football fans to hail another mascot, so say ten U.S. House members, urging the team owner to scrap the name Redskins.

In a letter sent to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and all 32 NFL franchise owners, members of Congressional Native American Caucus call the “R-word” a racial, derogatory slur, akin to the “N-word” among African Americans, or the “W-word”, among Latinos.

Redskins owner Dan Snyder has vowed to never change the name.

In Washington, Jared Halpern, FOX News Radio.




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