President Obama Not a Fan of Redskins’ Name

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A general view of the Washington Redskins cheer squad as the fly flags during the game of the Philadelphia Eagles on December 21, 2008 at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland. Photo: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/Getty

"I've got to say that if I were the owner of the team and I knew that there was a name of my team — even if it had a storied history — that was offending a sizeable group of people, I'd think about changing it." — President Barack Obama, discussing the Washington Redskins in an Associated Press interview that covered many more topics besides football.