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Theismann: Obama Admin Should Focus on More Important Issues Than Redskins Name

Former star Washington Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann appeared on Fox News Channel’s “Outnumbered” to discuss the possible name change of his former team.

Recently, the Obama administration blocked a new stadium for the Washington Redskins in the D.C. area until owner Dan Snyder changes the team name, which “might be offensive.”. Snyder has vowed to never change the name, deeming it a badge of honor his franchise proudly bears even as criticism of his stance continues to grow.

Theismann, taking Snyder’s side, stated that when he played, he wore the Redskins name and garb with honor. He went on to say later that he surveyed Native Americans around the country and was never told they were offended. Theismann also suggested that the Obama administration should focus on more important issues, like “defending this country.”

“I think there are much greater issues that our political pundits should deal with. I think our administration, Congress, Senate, anybody else that is involved in politics of what the law should be in this country, they should focus on really important things, things that you mentioned; defending this country.”

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