Found October 05, 2013 on DC Sports-Kings:
Redskins’ lawyer Lanny Davis responded to President Obama’s comments regarding the name changing of the Washington Redskins (photo courtesy of Wikipedia) Washington Redskins lawyer Lanny J. Davis released a statement regarding remarks made by President Barack Obama regarding the Redskins name and the ever-growing saga involving the team’s name and the debate on whether or not the name is offensive. Here is statement #Redskins released from attorney Lanny J. Davis on Pres. Obama’s comments on team name — Sky Kerstein (@SkyKerstein) October 5, 2013 Just in case you can’t read the statement tweeted out by Sky Kerstein of 106.5 The Fan, Davis states that he himself is a supporter of the President, but brings up a poll taken. by the “highly respected independent Annenberg Institute” in 2004 stating that 9 out of 10 Native Americans are not offended by the “Washington Redskins” name. Davis’s response also states that an April 2013 poll done by the Associative Press, the same AP that interviewed the President, showed that 8 of 10 Americans did not think that the name should be changed. “The Redskins respect everyone. But like devoted fans of the Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians, and Chicago Blackhawks (from President Obama’s hometown), the fans love their team and its name and, like those fans, they do not intend to disparage or disrespect a racial or ethnic group. The name “Washington Redskins” is 80 years old-its history and legacy and tradition. The Redskins fans sing ‘Hail To The Redskins’ every Sunday with an expression of honor, not disparagement.”   Lanny J. Davis’ response to President Obama Be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter as we continue to follow this and other DC and Delmarva Peninsula area sports news stories. @DCSportsKings

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