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Ditka dubs Redskins dispute 'stupid'

Updated: August 20, 2014, 2:43 AM ET
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Former Chicago Bears coach and current ESPN analyst Mike Ditka said it would be "ridiculous" to change the Washington Redskins nickname in an interview with RedskinsHistorian.com's Mike Richman.

In the interview conducted Aug. 7 and posted last week, Ditka poses the question: "What's all the stink over the Redskins name?"

"It was said out of reverence, out of pride to the American Indian," he said in the interview. "Even though it was called a Redskin, what are you going to call ...

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