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Redskins Hall of Famers say team should consider name change

Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder said he will never change the team's name despite opposition from members of Congress. (George Gojkovich/Getty Images) Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder said he will "never" change the team's name. (George Gojkovich/Getty Images)

Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder has repeatedly said that he is not going to change the team's name despite opposition from members of Congress who say the moniker is "derogatory and unacceptable" and groups who say the name is offensive to Native Americans.

Pro Football Hall of Famers, wide receiver Art Monk and cornerback Darrell Green, said that the team should talk about the controversy and consider a name change.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell responded to the lawmakers saying the name "is a unifying force that stands for strength, courage, pride and respect."

"[If] Native Americans feel like Redskins or the Chiefs or [another] name is offensive to them, then who are we to say to them 'No, it's not'?" Monk said to WTOP.

Green, who spent 20 seasons with the team, agreed with Monk.

"It deserves and warrants conversation because somebody is saying, 'Hey, this offends me,'" Green said. "Unfortunately in this country, conversations mean legal, dollars, suits."

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