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Redskins' GM says team not considering name change

Updated: February 14, 2013, 7:36 PM ET
Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. -- Washington Redskins general manager Bruce Allen said Thursday the team isn't considering a new nickname, adding that it's "ludicrous" to suggest that the franchise is trying to upset Native Americans.

"There's nothing that we feel is offensive," Allen said. "And we're proud of our history."

Opposition to "Redskins" has gained momentum following last week's symposium at the Smithsonian that was heavily critical of the use of the word, citing its history as an offensive ...

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