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WASHINGTON — Commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday that the NFL should pay attention to those offended by the Washington Redskins nickname. “If we are offending one person, we need to be listening,” Goodell said Wednesday in an interview with 106.7 The Fan, “and making sure that we’re doing the right things to try to address that.” It was a subtle change in position for Goodell, who had more strongly supported the nickname in his previous statements this year. Goodell, who grew up in Washington and was a Redskins fan, said it was team owner Dan Snyder‘s decision as to whether the name will be changed. “But,” Goodell added, “it is something that I want all of us to go out and make sure we’re listening to our fans, listening to people who have a different view, and making sure that we continue to do what’s right to make sure that team represents the strong tradition and history that it has for so many years.” Snyder has vowed to never change the name, but momentum for a switch has
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  • There is no disrespect meant to any native American by the Redskins, the fans, the players, etc. This is clearly a political hack in DC who is bored and has nothing better to do than stir up controversy. Maybe the DC Council needs to start earning their pay by reducing crime in the city, reducing violence, etc. For Goodell to even be thinking of applying pressure to change the name is ridiculous. If the Skins are forced to change their name, then all other sports teams should be made to do the same. Mr. Goodell, you offend me with this statement. The Redskins have been around longer than you have, the name, the atmosphere. The fans love them like all other teams fans love them. To come out and even mention this is a stupid move on your behalf. I would say it is time for you to go away adn retire. As for the DC council member, the name escapes me at the moment, renaming the Redskins will not stop fans like me from wearing the gear I have now. It is all of you Liberal left leaning hacks who have nothing better than to do other than stir up stuff that has no legitimate bearing. You all need to get over your ego's and move on to doing something that matters. Stop creating drama. We have enough drama now. If you pursue this, you will lose one of the leagues most storied franchises, you will lose revenues, fans, money, etc. If you change one you will have to change all, because every team out there has a name everyone will find offensive in some way or another. Drop the subject and move on. This is not mocking the native Americans. it is the nickname for a team! A team that represents the Capital of the United States of America, no other team has that distinction. No other team is worthy. No other nickname holds as much tradition, honor, courage, and commitment as the Washington Redskins! To my native American breatheren, I too hold native American traditions, customs, and have native American blood in my veins. This is not offensive, this name represents to power and pride that our people share. Stop looking for sympathy, look to lifting up the Redskins and keeping them at the top of representing our Nation!

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