Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Joe Theismann says 'Redskins' name is tribute to native americans

While some have adamantly expressed their discontent with the Washington Redskins nickname, citing it's a derogatory name and offensive to Native Americans, former Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann doesn't believe those things at all.

Instead, Theismann believes the Redskins name is a tribute to Native Americans, and said he was very proud to wear the Redskins uniform from 1974 to 1985.

Theismann also said he was proud to "represent the Native American nations of this country as proudly as we could with such great honor."

Additionally, Theismann said he received an Indian headdress after winning the Super Bowl, but couldn't remember which tribe game it to him.

If it was up to him, the Redskins wouldn't change their name.


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