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The Washington Redskins' nickname was back in the spotlight over the weekend as NBC Sportscaster Bob Costas sounded off during halftime of Sunday's game.
Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder says he hopes those offended by the team's nickname will "try to respect what the name means" to the team, its fans and some Native Americans.
WTOP Sports Director Dave Johnson weighs in on the controversy over the Redskins name.
Long before Washington Redskins legends Art Monk and Darrell Green spoke out this week about the team name, area Native American leaders have been demanding that it be changed.
The Washington Redskins, under the resources of owner Dan Snyder, are the fifth most valuable team in the world, according to Forbes, with an overall value of $1.56 billion.
The penalty threatens to substantially alter the Redskins' ability to sign free agents.
After years of what he says has been severe retaliation from the federal agency, Robert M. Danno, an "employed by ignored" ranger and former chief ranger, is telling all through a new book detailing what he says is retaliation from NPS, and the career he lost through demotions, menial tasks below his rank and criminal charges for theft in 2009 he had to defend in U.S. Court.
Darci Marchese, WTOP Reporter
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