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Oneida Nation asks NFL commissioner to find a new nickname for the Redskins

Oneida Nation asks NFL commissioner to find a new nickname for the Redskins

The Oneida Indian Nation is requesting NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell halt the use of the nickname Redskins.

The Washington Redskins habe come under fire the past several weeks.  Goodell recently said the league should be listening to critics of the team's name.

The Oneida Nation says Redskins, or the "R-Word", is a racial slur and a derogatory term.  They are requesting a meeting with Goodell and NFL owners over the issue at this year's Super Bowl in New Jersey.

To read the full letter, click here: View Document

 

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