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Goodell says "Redskins" honor Native Americans

1 year ago Friday, January 31, 2014 9:27:45 AM CST January 31, 2014 Friday, January 31 2014 Jan 31, 2014 in Sports
Source: Associated Press

NEW YORK - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is supporting the use of Redskins as the nickname for the Washington franchise, saying it has been "presented in a way that honors Native Americans."

Goodell spoke Friday at his annual pre-Super Bowl news conference.
He says he's been talking to Native American leaders in the past year and says that most Americans in general and Native Americans in particular support keeping the nickname.

Asked if the term was appropriate to refer to a Native American, Goodell said, "This is the name of a football team."

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