The NFL Commissioner Defends the ‘Redskins’ Name (Again)

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell defended the Redskins name to Congress and now found himself still answering questions about the name and defending it once again in the wake of the Riley Cooper incident.

Dear media, since 79% of Americans do NOT want the Redskins to change their name, why do you continue to bring it up?

Via WaPo

When asked if the Redskins’ nickname was comparable to the word Cooper used, Goodell defended it just as he has in the past.

“I don’t see that [it’s comparable],” he replied. “That name — and I grew up as a Redskins fan in Washington, D.C. — that’s a name that has always represented pride, heritage, tradition; the things that, I think, have made Redskins fans so proud of that name. And they have always presented the Redskins in a very positive light. … We have to continue to be open and continue to listen, but we also want to make sure we’re doing what’s right to encourage that heritage and that pride that we have in the Redskins name. But we’ll always listen and be open.”

What do you think? I don’t mind the name but, as a fan, I would be open to changing the logo back to something like:

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