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Redskins won't change name

Published: Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 12:47 p.m. CST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Redskins general manager Bruce Allen said the team isn't considering a new nickname, adding that it's "ludicrous" to suggest 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 term. Local columnists and commentators have called for the team to change its name in recent days.

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