Washington, D.C. mayor on Redskins name: 'I think it's offensive'

Tuesday June 9th, 2015

Washington, D.C. mayor Muriel Bowser has again expressed opposition to the Washington Redskins' team name.

Bowser was asked about the name at a Tuesday press conference announcing a new stadium agreement between the city and MLS club D.C. United. "I think it's offensive," she said of the name.

Bowser's stance on the team's nickname has shifted several times. She said in November that the team should change its name, but she used the name in several interviews as recently as last month despite calling it "offensive to many people."

Bowser used the "Redskins" name last month while advocating for the team's return to the District. Washington currently plays at FedEx Field in Landover, Md.

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"We know the perfect location for the Redskins is where they played for decades very successfully," Bowser said in May, according to NBC Washington.

Bowser said Tuesday that the city's efforts to attract the Redskins back to D.C. are ongoing and that there are no new developments, according to Will Sommer of The Washington Post.

D.C. United's new stadium is slated to be built in Buzzard Point in Southwest D.C.

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