Roger Goodell fires back over Redskins controversy

Posted at 10:49 PM, Jun 12, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-12 22:49:37-04

(WTVR) — The NFL commissioner is weighing in on the controversy surrounding the name of the Washington Redskins.

Last month, Roger Goodell got a letter from ten members of Congress asking him to change the team’s name because lawmakers said that the term “redskins” was offensive to Native Americans.

Goodell has now fired back with a letter of his own defending the teams’ name – and disputing that it has racist undertones.

“For the team’s millions of fans and customers, who represent one of America’s most ethnically and geographically diverse fan bases, the name is a unifying force that stands for strength, courage, pride and respect,” Goodell said.

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