October 5, 2013
AP White House Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says he'd think about changing the name of the Washington Redskins football team if he were the owner.
Obama told The Associated Press in an interview released Saturday that he's sure Redskins fans don't mean offense.
But he said American Indians feel strongly that the name is degrading. He said he's not sure that the fans' attachment to the name should override those "real legitimate concerns."
Redskins owner Dan Snyder has vowed to never change the name, despite the pressure.
Obama added that he doesn't have a stake because he doesn't have ownership of any football team.
He joked it may be fun after he's out of office - but he'd probably look at a basketball team first.
The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we only ask that you use your best judgment. E-mail is required, but will not be displayed with comment.
As a host Newsplex.com welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However this is a site that we host. We have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
If you have any ideas to improve the conversation or this section let us know. Send an e-mail to email@example.com.
powered by Disqus