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NFL reiterates “respect” for opposition to Redskins name


In the wake of President Barack Obama’s suggestion that the name of the Washington NFL team should change and the team’s response via statement from an outside lawyer, the NFL has reiterated the position Commissioner Roger Goodell raised recently.
“We respect that people have differing views,” the league tells PFT via statement in response to Saturday’s events. “It is important that we listen to all perspectives.”

The league’s attitude of inclusion and open-mindedness contrasts sharply with the approach that the team and supporters have employed of shouting down dissenters.

The next question is whether the league will do anything more than listen. We may have an answer on that later today.