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Al Michaels to Jim Rome: Dan Snyder won’t give in on “Redskins”

Al Michaels made a rare offseason appearance on “Jim Rome on Showtime.” He took the opportunity to speak about a few topics including the Los Angeles Clippers ownership situation and whether L.A. would get a NFL team.

But the topic that garnered the most discussion was the Washington Redskins and whether the name should be changed. Michaels told Rome that team owner Daniel Snyder would hold onto the name for as long as possible.

He added, “I mean, all of a sudden, I mean for 70-some odd years this was a zero issue. And then it became an issue? I understand that we live in this politically correct environment, it’s crazier than ever. Senators want to weigh in on this? Like there’s nothing else to do in Congress, this became an issue?”

And it appears that Snyder is ready to dig in his heels on the issue.

So unless the courts rule that the Redskins trademark is not protected because it’s a slur, then be prepared for a prolonged fight.

[USA Today]

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