Redskins 'strongly disagree' with Reid on name change

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Dec 19, 2013 12:55 PM
The Washington Redskins on Thursday said it strongly disagrees with Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) after the majority leader publicly called on the team to change its name. In a statement sent to The Hill, the Redskins stated, "The Redskins respect Senator Reid, and he is, of course, entitled to his opinion. However, we strongly disagree based on what we are hearing from Native Americans and based on the generations of pride and heritage that our name represents." Reid on Wednesday told The Hill that Redskins owner Daniel Snyder is "short-sighted" by opting not to change the name.