Matthew McConaughey talks Redskins, Lance Armstrong in GQ

Tuesday October 21st, 2014

Matthew McConaughey is on the cover of this month's GQ, and in the accompanying article he talks about some hot sports topics, including the Washington Redskins name change and his friendship with Lance Armstrong.

McConaughey is a long-time fan of the Redskins and says he recognizes the emblem will have to change but admits he wishes that the familiar insignia could stick around.

It's just... I love the emblem. I dig it. It gives me a little fire and some oomph. But now that it's in the court of public opinion, it's going to change. I wish it wouldn't, but it will.

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When the interview turns towards Lance Armstrong, McConaughey concedes their friendship has slipped since Armstrong came clean about his PED use. The Academy Award-winner says he doesn't feel like Armstrong needs to apologize to him for anything.

To put my own emotions in front of this and go "You didn't tell me the truth" would be arrogant. And you know what? This is a friend. Who I know to be a good man. If there was an apology, it was said and I heard it.

The full interview is available at and in the November issue of the magazine.

Peggy Sirota/GQ

Brendan Maloy

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