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A former player defended the Washington Redskins' name during a panel discussion about the name controversy Monday night.
The focus of a potential name change for the Redskins has largely overlooked the financial reward the club might reap.
The Washington Redskins took to Twitter Thursday to drum up support for the team's name. Instead they were bombarded with tweets in support of a name change.
The pressure for the NBA and its fans to sanction Clippers owner Donald Sterling reached a fever pitch Monday, just days after audio of the businessman making racist comments to his then girlfriend surfaced. But the fight to oust the word Redskins from Washington's football franchise lacks the same emotional response.
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.
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.
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