[VIDEO] President Obama Would Consider Redskins Name-Change
During an interview this weekend with the Associated Press, President Obama said if he owned the Washington Redskins of the National Football League, he “would consider changing the name.”
The Oneida Indian Nation, led by CEO Ray Halbritter, has been campaigning to have the Washington Redskins change their name because the word ‘Redskins’ is offensive to Native Americans. Redskins ownership has said they will not consider changing the name.
Team attorney Lanney Davis told NBC News on Saturday that the Redskins name has been around for 80 years and the first coach of the Redskins was Native American. He said, “This is about loving a sports team” and not about disrespecting anyone.
Watch the Associated Press interview below: