"I always looked at that as something we were proud of," the commissioner said of the Redskins' name. "In that context, it’s not being used as a racial slur.”
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell praised the efforts of Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder, who on Tuesday presented his new foundation to league officials and his fellow owners.
But commissioner cites poll results saying most people aren't offended by the name, which he says has been used in a way in which it has 'honored' Native Americans.
Commissioner speaks at annual news conference two days before the Super Bowl.
Redskins owner meets with NFL commissioner one day before league's meeting with Oneida Indian Nation about team-name controversy.
The controversy was not discussed by the NFL owners during their meeting Tuesday in Washington.
Retired cornerback says 'there were some recent events that kind of broke that bridge again.'
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