• Goodell defends Redskins name, admits issues raised are “complex”

    Summary of 3 articles · Updated Jun 12, 2013
    Still, Goodell concedes that the “issues raised with respect to the Washington Redskins name are complex,” and he points out that the NFL “respect[s] that reasonable people may view it differently, particularly over time.” Last month, 10 members of Congress publicly called on Roger Goodell to change the name of the Redskins. The following year, the name was changed to the Redskins in part to avoid confusion with the Boston baseball team of the same name, but also to honor the team’s then-head coach, William ‘Lone Star’ Dietz.  For the head of a multi-billion dollar sports league to embrace the twisted logic that ‘Redskin’ actually ‘stands for strength, courage, pride, and respect’ is a statement of absurdity.
    • NFL Commissioner Goodell Defends Redskins Nickname

      NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says the Washington Redskins nickname is "unifying force that stands for strength, courage, pride and respect."
      Source: nytimes.com
    • Read Roger Goodell's Letter To Congress Defending The Redskins Name

      Last month, 10 members of Congress publicly called on Roger Goodell to change the name of the Redskins. Now, Goodell responds, in a letter calling the nickname "a unifying force that stands for strength, courage, pride and respect." Read more...
      Source: deadspin.com

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