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Tribe refuses “bribe money” from Washington foundation

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It’s a story that has been percolating for a few days.  Now that the Associated Press has picked it up, the latest P.R. embarrassment regarding the Washington team name has become official.

A Native American tribe on the Arizona-California border trying to raise $250,000 for a skate park has refused funding from the Original Americans Foundation, a group started earlier this year by owner Daniel Snyder in response to ongoing opposition to a name regarded by many as a slur.

“No, we’re not going to accept any kind of monetary offer to side with allowing them to utilize the inappropriate name for this NFL team,” Quechan tribal president Keeny Escalanti Sr. told the AP.

“The sacrifice we took to say no wasn’t an easy one,” Escalanti added.  “We wish we could help the kids today by taking the partnership. We’re trying to teach our community and the youth that we can do things the right way.  We don’t have to accept this type of money from these people.”

Previously, the Arizona Republic explained that the tribe turned down a “blank check” from the foundation at a council meeting attended by Original Americans Foundation executive director Gary Edwards and director Karl Schreiber.

“He said he was a proud Redskin and had been a proud Redskin since he was a child,” Escalanti told the Republic regarding Edwards.  And it apparently got even more uncomfortable than that.

“Edwards just brought up key words that you just don’t bring up in Indian country, like assimilation, annihilation,” Escalanti said.  “And he tried to talk down about White people, saying they’re the oppressor. . . .  I don’t know what he thought he was doing in talking like that to us — impress us?  Like he thought he could talk like that among his ­fellow Natives?  It was so awkward.”

Thus, the tribe rejected an offer from the Original Americans Foundation to pay for the entire park, issuing the following statement to the Republic:  “We will not align ourselves with an organization to ­simply become a statistic in their fight for name acceptance in ­Native communities. . . .  We know bribe money when we see it.”

The debate regarding the name has simmered in recent weeks, with most of the news coming from failed efforts by the team to defend it.  While the controversy has reached a stage where it’s likely to not go away until the name changes, there wouldn’t be as much to say about the situation if the team could manage to stay out of its own way for a week or two.

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116 Responses to “Tribe refuses “bribe money” from Washington foundation”
  1. linkmaster111 says: Jul 20, 2014 12:20 AM

    If you don’t think the name is a problem then it’s probably because you’re white.

  2. revskip says: Jul 20, 2014 12:20 AM

    Good for them. Hopefully the story will embolden other investors who aren’t trying to white-wash something racist by aligning it with the very people who it offends.

  3. djcologne says: Jul 20, 2014 12:21 AM

    Gotta give it to Snyder for trying….I mean the bribes, the bloggers, you name it….I can’t wait to see Sugar Hill Gang perform “Apache” at their traing camp fund raiser in RVA.

  4. greenbaydean says: Jul 20, 2014 12:27 AM

    wonder if the tribe would take money from vodka or cig companies????

  5. driverx77 says: Jul 20, 2014 12:29 AM

    Their loss. PFT’s gain, it seems. HTTR!

  6. ludacrish05 says: Jul 20, 2014 12:32 AM

    So tired of seeing this

  7. axx1 says: Jul 20, 2014 12:33 AM

    Looks like some kids aernt going to get to play on a skate park because some adults are acting like children.

    But atleast its actual natives this time and not white liberals

  8. 34defense2014 says: Jul 20, 2014 12:34 AM

    Just change the name already!!! Simple solution to a simple problem!!!

  9. grog79 says: Jul 20, 2014 12:41 AM

    Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” rules five and eight describe this attack on theredskins very well.
    Shame we can’t talk about football….

  10. wyrdawg says: Jul 20, 2014 12:42 AM

    refused funding from the Original Americans Foundation

    Wait.. when did this turn into Gangs of New York?

    Hmm.. guess things haven’t changed in the past 150 years..

    Really? “Original Americans Foundation”??

  11. tyler4richardson says: Jul 20, 2014 12:45 AM

    The Quechan Tribe isn’t after any sleazy money. You find things like this out during vacations at The Quechan Casino Resort.

  12. raji1824 says: Jul 20, 2014 12:46 AM

    They should just change the Team Name for the sake of respect. A lot of politics and ego involved though

  13. realmenwearstripes says: Jul 20, 2014 12:48 AM

    This is great. I love it when stuff like this blows up in people’s faces.

  14. leagueobservr says: Jul 20, 2014 12:53 AM

    Can’t blame them. That’s the only thing they understand in Washington D.C. is taking/giving bribes…

  15. Big Blue On You says: Jul 20, 2014 1:01 AM

    Danny, Danny, Danny… You think money can buy you anything. Didn’t the fact that you can’t buy a winning team teach you anything? Like paying bribes to get your own way? That only works for the white man speaking with forked tongue. You’re dealing with people with integrity and pride, something that you obviously know nothing about. Keep your bribes to the people who work that way, like the politicians that are knocking on your door.

  16. devrocks247 says: Jul 20, 2014 1:08 AM

    That’s awesome. I just made a donation.

  17. 34defense2014 says: Jul 20, 2014 1:09 AM

    Just change the name already? A very simple solution to a very simple problem?

  18. oldbrowndawg says: Jul 20, 2014 1:10 AM

    Are you people EVER going to move away from all this, or do we have to listen to this for the rest of eternity? Enough already!

  19. kerzondax says: Jul 20, 2014 1:11 AM

    Of course the best thing to do would be not be a bigot and change the name … but this is ‘Murica. We love our bigotry.

  20. raiderhater719 says: Jul 20, 2014 1:12 AM

    Its not racist so get over!!

  21. tinbender2000 says: Jul 20, 2014 1:19 AM

    Wow, talk about a self inflicted gunshot wound to the face. Dan Snyder: Damaging the Shield.

  22. craniator says: Jul 20, 2014 1:20 AM

    “We don’t have to accept this type of money from these people . . .”
    You mean , American currency ? As opposed to what ? Greek Drachmas ?

  23. thestrategyexpert says: Jul 20, 2014 1:29 AM

    Well the tribe mentions how the renderings shown included a full branding of the team colors and their logo, so if that’s going to be part of the argument for considering this as bribe money, then where are the details of the conversation that cover whether or not it was asked if the colors could be changed and the logo removed? Maybe the Foundation said that was no problem, and if they did then it’s not fair to omit that from the report as it misrepresents the offer as having mandatory team branding conditions associated with it. Not knowing more details about this part of the conversation is also awkward.

    Either way hopefully they get their money soon if they feel this is a great way to curb suicide rates considering I just learned this startling fact from the second link:

    “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says suicide is the No. 2 cause of death for ­Native Americans under age 35, at a rate 3.5 times of the ­national average.”

    If the Foundation really wants to help, then there are other ways than building skate parks to save lives, so they should figure out what is the best way to do that and put that money to use if they can’t find a tribe to accept the money for an equally worthy cause as saving young lives.

    But in any event, Snyder should change the team name and brand a healthy new identity that is non-offensive, and for no other reason than it’s the right thing to do.

  24. spyder9669 says: Jul 20, 2014 1:32 AM

    So we are the “oppressor” but at the end of the day they are looking to blow $250k of someone elses money on a SKATE PARK??

  25. thegreatgabbert says: Jul 20, 2014 1:33 AM

    They will however take bribe money for their casino, their tax free liqour and cigarette vending operation, their drug smuggling corridors, their unregulated hunting, fishing, and trapping outlets, social service abuse networks, etc. etc.

  26. johnnyballsack says: Jul 20, 2014 1:41 AM

    Good for the tribe. Bribe money from Snyder and his cronies is exactly what their motive is. Snyder is just trying to pay off tribes and causes for his personal benefit. 3-13 this year says Karma. Well, they did improve in a few areas so maybe 5-12 is not out of the question.

  27. brucetrimble says: Jul 20, 2014 1:51 AM

    Fail to the Redskins

  28. provguard says: Jul 20, 2014 2:01 AM

    They would be smart waiting out for a higher bid?

  29. genericuser8888 says: Jul 20, 2014 2:15 AM

    1. That sum of money isn’t nearly enough.
    2. That money isn’t lining the pockets of “the right people.”

    Snyder really is an amateur at this.

    He has no idea how the political correctness forgiveness machine works.

  30. jokko4 says: Jul 20, 2014 2:17 AM

    Hello Quechan tribal President Keeny Escalanti Sr.,

    I want to congratulate you for refusing to accept a bribe from Daniel Snyder – and yes, it was an attempt to bribe you. Accepting money from him would have forever placed you in an untenable position and he would consider that he had “bought” you and the entire Quechan tribe.

    Well done!

  31. tonymontana45 says: Jul 20, 2014 2:24 AM

    Good for them…

  32. 12thman84 says: Jul 20, 2014 2:37 AM

    Huh……

    Tick, Tock
    Tick Tock

  33. rukkus1 says: Jul 20, 2014 2:56 AM

    Politics involving money? Say it ain’t so!

  34. nickbrezzy says: Jul 20, 2014 3:00 AM

    You mean the money they been accepting ? My thing is if redskin is so bad why is there schools on there land named after it ?

  35. wdcskins says: Jul 20, 2014 3:13 AM

    I’ve lived in Arizona for 31 years, and I’ve never heard of the “Quechan” tribe. But they sure are getting their name out there, aren’t they? Funny that they would meet with team reps several times before refusing, so publicly, the assistance.

  36. seatownballers says: Jul 20, 2014 3:14 AM

    I’m shocked. I really am.

    I thought Dan Snyder was cheap as Hell

  37. kylexitron says: Jul 20, 2014 3:26 AM

    Whatever you think about the name, either way, the redskins ownership and management is a total embarrassment and has done about as much as you could do to specifically mishandle their response to the situation.

  38. natelan69 says: Jul 20, 2014 3:32 AM

    Daniel Snyder is pure trash.

    Good on this tribe.

  39. acdc84 says: Jul 20, 2014 3:36 AM

    I swallow my pride and let things go on a regular basis, for free. I couldn’t imagine a scenario where I’d turn down six figures just because I embrace the concept of being offended.

  40. tomny0970 says: Jul 20, 2014 3:54 AM

    Good for that tribe. They are offended by the name and backed it up despite it requiring a real material sacrifice.

    Down with the Washington football club :-)

  41. bigjdve says: Jul 20, 2014 4:00 AM

    At the risk of sounding cynical, if you aren’t taking bribe money, are you going to start paying taxes on the money made in your casinos?

    That was out right bribe money, you seem to like that money.

    The thing about trying to take the moral high ground and drub it in somebody’s face, is that everyone has made some mistake or has done something that leaves the smell of hypocrisy when doing it.

  42. onenineninee says: Jul 20, 2014 4:07 AM

    “original Americans”, talk about Orwellian newspeak from the most clueless NFL owner, a minority himself. How embarrassing.

  43. floratiotime says: Jul 20, 2014 4:14 AM

    The previous owner of the Clippers recommended this strategy.

  44. robertlseverson says: Jul 20, 2014 4:36 AM

    That, my friends is the sound of the fat lady a-warming up.

    I’ll bet that Snyder has a team name, uniforms, all of it ready to go. He may be a racially insensitive (or even a bigoted) individual, but he is also a business man. I’d bet he has been influencing and waiting for demand to in order to let loose the supply.

    The team from Washington will make money hand over fist.

  45. RegisHawk says: Jul 20, 2014 4:41 AM

    Original
    Americans
    Foundation

    …and I’ll bet they worked hard to come up with that…LOL

  46. clashpoint says: Jul 20, 2014 4:55 AM

    It’s good to see there are still some people who don’t worship money over everything.

  47. lagg1 says: Jul 20, 2014 5:30 AM

    Whites do not understand that these are proud people. They do not need a history lesson from anyone.

  48. discosucs2005 says: Jul 20, 2014 5:45 AM

    The handling of this situation is literally the mod embarrassing. The NFL needs to just step in and stop Snyder from shooting himself in the foot over and over again.

  49. lanman11 says: Jul 20, 2014 6:02 AM

    What happens if they just don’t change the name? Oh I know! Maybe we can pass a law that says the government can take all your money if the right people don’t like you. Heck, all out other civil liberties are disappearing anyway. It’s just a matter of time….

  50. veence69 says: Jul 20, 2014 6:12 AM

    Ooh.. that’s gotta hurt.

  51. bucsorbust says: Jul 20, 2014 6:18 AM

    Let’s get the language straight first. This was an awkward thing to do, but not illegal…so this wasn’t a “bribe.” Second, the quote speaks of “allowing them to use an inappropriate name.” This isn’t their call. Third, the controversy is dying down the politicians in the numerous upcoming elections have already scored their political points. That’s where the outrage should be. Snyder’s always been awkward and smug, and he should just ignore all of this, not try to throw money at it. But he and the Washington Redskins are not racist, never have been. It’s time for football.

  52. blackqbwhiterb says: Jul 20, 2014 6:18 AM

    If Snyder’s guy really came off that way, like a phony sleazy political type, that’s bad, really bad, for his cause… Embarrassing

  53. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Jul 20, 2014 6:31 AM

    By the “right way” they will build their skate park with casino money and federal grants. Sorry Keeny but you guys sold out a LONG time ago.

  54. thefootballgodssay says: Jul 20, 2014 6:38 AM

    the WORST RUN FRANCHISE IN SPORTS THANK GOD I AM NOT A REDSKINS FAN #2012 WAS A FLUKE

  55. pppath says: Jul 20, 2014 6:49 AM

    Thank you Florio for continuing to expose this terrible racist name. It is inconceivable to me that anyone can defend the name redskins. I would not feel uncomfortable calling an American Indian an indian, or a warrior, or a brave, but I would never consider calling an American Indian a redskin . The other names we can argue about. But not redskin.

    Let’s say I had an American Indian friend, which I don’t. Let’s say he was in my fantasy football league. Let’s say we were smack talking. I still would NEVER call him a redskin.

  56. watchfullhose says: Jul 20, 2014 7:01 AM

    “Here, we’ll give you this land over here and we’ll never bother you again.”

  57. baddegg says: Jul 20, 2014 7:11 AM

    “The sacrifice we took to say no wasn’t an easy one. We wish we could help the kids today by taking the partnership. We’re trying to teach our community and the youth that we can do things the right way. We don’t have to accept this type of money from these people.”

    ———————-

    We prefer to engage in more honorable means of raising money, such as the facilitation of gambling that leads to crime, prostitution and the financial impoverishment of the elderly. You know, honorable things like that.

  58. voiceofreasonsays says: Jul 20, 2014 7:28 AM

    Oh and sponsors aren’t pulling out, so don’t expect the name to change for at least another 20 years, IF this “issue” is still around by then.

  59. natelan says: Jul 20, 2014 7:30 AM

    Daniel Snyder is filthy trash.

  60. SeenThisB4 says: Jul 20, 2014 7:31 AM

    A skate park? Regardless, why is this even news?

  61. mungman69 says: Jul 20, 2014 7:36 AM

    The right way, good.

  62. petehd1 says: Jul 20, 2014 7:42 AM

    No skateboarding for you then.

  63. NFLisnotreality says: Jul 20, 2014 7:46 AM

    Well, that’s got to be slightly embarrassing..

    Change the Name!

  64. rg3andthensome says: Jul 20, 2014 7:55 AM

    Now they are being jerks. Could have had the money for this cause.

    Stand your ground on a non issue at the expense of your charity.

    So stupid.

    HAIL SKINS

  65. restorativejusticeprogram says: Jul 20, 2014 8:17 AM

    Bet they have no problem taking money from taxpayers that have no say in it because of our corrupt politically-correct politicians.

    So stupid.

  66. onbucky96 says: Jul 20, 2014 8:22 AM

    Where was all the R-Word outrage from 1992-RG3 led teams? Curious how its an issue now that this team may actually matter.

  67. kayers43 says: Jul 20, 2014 8:25 AM

    How do the Indians define the word “inappropriate”?
    They’re refusing the money because they don’t need the money. They make enough off of their tax free land to buy anything they want……the catch word here is “they.” They, meaning those in charge, not the everyday citizen.

  68. tellthetruth1313 says: Jul 20, 2014 8:37 AM

    HAIL SKINS? LOSER.

  69. gtodriver says: Jul 20, 2014 8:38 AM

    How much “political” pressure did the tribe get to turn down the money from a certain well funded tribe to the east?

    I guess it’s different when the bribe money comes from richer tribes that would have ignored this Arizona tribe had it not been for the Washington Redskins offer.

    Mr. Escalanti’s “bribe” statement to the AP would have been more believe able if it hadn’t taken “days to percolate”.

    I wonder which lawyer wrote the statement for him?

  70. awm7353 says: Jul 20, 2014 8:40 AM

    there wouldn’t be as much to say about the situation if the team could manage to stay out of its own way for a week or two.
    Or, if you would quit trying to fan the flames…

  71. revskip says: Jul 20, 2014 8:48 AM

    I like how the people who are for the name immediately devolve into using stereotypes to prove the name isn’t racist and trot out the inevitable casino and federal grant “jokes”.

    Irony is delicious.

  72. floreskins says: Jul 20, 2014 8:50 AM

    So they’ll take bribe money to further the PC agenda, but this is unacceptable. Can’t wait to see the new casino.

  73. nwfisch says: Jul 20, 2014 8:55 AM

    I never understand (stood) how the name is racist.

    The only context I’ve ever used Redskin in is to describe the football team.

  74. clashpoint says: Jul 20, 2014 8:59 AM

    Once again, my apologies for every time I accidentally hit the report button. I never ever hit it on purpose! Even idiots deserve freedom of speech. I freely give someone permission to disable mine. Thanks :)

  75. skeetys says: Jul 20, 2014 9:00 AM

    Very honorable to not give in to these bribes. The most classy race of people on the planet in my opinion.

  76. vstar1us says: Jul 20, 2014 9:00 AM

    In today’s world of being politically correct now everyone is worried about the Redskins name! We as Americans need to focus on how we can not screw up the world, the reason this is a big deal is simple smoke screen. Have this issue try to take over the news to hide the other real issues. Good thing the Pilgrims landed on the rock instead of Someone else.

  77. namaths5thofwhiskey says: Jul 20, 2014 9:02 AM

    Lets see the Redskins PR team flip this…

  78. namaths5thofwhiskey says: Jul 20, 2014 9:05 AM

    Well now we know that rg3andthensome conducts his business with his belt at his socks.

  79. vottorific says: Jul 20, 2014 9:09 AM

    Its just a matter of time. The name WILL change. Its kinda like everything else in D.C……messed up.

  80. swadehoo says: Jul 20, 2014 9:12 AM

    “These people”?! Now I’m offended.

  81. fin72 says: Jul 20, 2014 9:15 AM

    Glad to see these pompous jerks getting caught in their own traps every step of the way. The name is changing… accept it.

  82. jameslynnbates says: Jul 20, 2014 9:20 AM

    Anybody know how I can donate to the tribe for the park?

  83. idpfantasyfootball says: Jul 20, 2014 9:20 AM

    Take the money, build the skatepark for the kids, open it on 12/8/2015, and name it ‘Chicago 73 Washington 0′ in honor of the 75th anniversary of the biggest loser in NFL history.

  84. kamthechancellor says: Jul 20, 2014 9:22 AM

    OAF? How much is Snyder paying his PR people? They need to all be fired.

  85. elmerbrownelmerbrown says: Jul 20, 2014 9:24 AM

    You accepted 3.4 billion in 2012

  86. ausernamethatisavailable says: Jul 20, 2014 9:33 AM

    I am definitely against a name change, but if all Indian groups united against it I would concede it should be changed. It just seems they cannot even agree amongst themselves if it is offensive or not.

  87. brownsmakemecrazy says: Jul 20, 2014 9:44 AM

    Regular colored Hawks are offended by Miami University’s name the Miami Redhawks

  88. lookout1234 says: Jul 20, 2014 10:17 AM

    One can not help but wonder how the rest of the world looks at this. They are probably thinking “man I wish things were so great here that we could obsess over something as truly trivial as the name of a football team”. Imagine..of all the starving children in the world, people dying, suffering, etc…this is what some choose to obsess over. And those wanting a name change claim the higher moral ground how? Give me a break.

  89. surigaostraits says: Jul 20, 2014 10:53 AM

    Survey polls show 90% of Indians do not have a problem with the name Redskins and 80% non-Indians could care less

    more of the Orwellian authoritarian agenda from the leftist PC police

  90. 1952vikefan says: Jul 20, 2014 11:00 AM

    I say moving to Vegas and change the name to the blue skins

  91. skolvikesskol says: Jul 20, 2014 11:11 AM

    $250k for a skate park?! Nothing fishy about that.

  92. TheVet700level says: Jul 20, 2014 11:15 AM

    Everyone keeps putting the pressure on Washington to change the name. The only way it gets done is if the other owners tell their puppet Goodell to change the name. This comes down to the might of the all powerful NFL shield. Its sad when a sport becomes so omnipotent ( like the rise and fall of NASCAR) they actually destroy themselves.

  93. fjbuon says: Jul 20, 2014 11:19 AM

    Seems dumb to me to turn down any kind of offering. They don’t have final say(or any say for that matter) on what the team’s nickname is.

  94. jameslynnbates says: Jul 20, 2014 11:30 AM

    I don’t think you know what goes into the design and construction of a skatepark. 250K is just the startup and design. BTW, they are big in the Atlanta area where I live, the counties around here have opened at least a dozen of them, and they are a great environment for kids to burn off excess energy in a positive way. A lot better than playing video games in front of a screen all day.

  95. realitycheckbaby says: Jul 20, 2014 12:21 PM

    Tick tock

  96. biggreen68 says: Jul 20, 2014 12:25 PM

    Hmm, Redskin is a slur, a sign of disrespect. In KC the nickname Chief is ok because it’s a name of high regard, of respect. Change the name to Warriors Dan, very respectable. Problem solved.

  97. revelation123 says: Jul 20, 2014 12:53 PM

    It’s none of my business what someone else chooses to name their business.

    Those who can’t accept this fact are, by the very definition of the word, bigoted.

  98. raymondtx says: Jul 20, 2014 12:58 PM

    Good for them. Now change the name Snyder. This battle has been lost. All you fat old white guys will just have to stop dressing in drag because the “hogs”, are no more. Yes, you are losing the country.

  99. keylimelight says: Jul 20, 2014 1:02 PM

    Native Americans, other groups and even individual persons in this country, rarely pass up a chance to play the victim. Being easily offended, taking any little misspoken word as a slight, the feigned outrage, demanding apologies and when getting one, declaring a meaningless moral victory, is who we’ve become as a society now.

    I had to laugh at the above comment that while they’ll turn down NFL money, they WILL accept money from tobacco and alcohol–and casinos. So true. Moral high ground for turning down the NFL? [eyeroll]

  100. jbird056719 says: Jul 20, 2014 1:19 PM

    If the name is so offensive PFT then why is the use of the logo not as well?

  101. blackhawks2010 says: Jul 20, 2014 1:25 PM

    For the record, I’m Irish and very offended with Notre Dame for their portrayal of our heritage. Very upset!

    #Sarcasm

  102. jimd571 says: Jul 20, 2014 1:35 PM

    Did bucs just say the Washigton Redskins have never been racist? Ok, bud. If you say so…

  103. pwcis says: Jul 20, 2014 1:41 PM

    Several comments referencing “white” people.

    Isn’t that just as racist as you claim “Redskins” to be?

    I mean, it’s referring to a group of people by the color of their skin, isn’t it?

    Hypocrites.

    Or is it ok to be racist when you’re in the minority?

  104. muencht says: Jul 20, 2014 2:14 PM

    As many many have said: I AM SO SICK OF THIS. Personally I don’t have a problem w/ the name but I am not Native American.

    I just researched how the name came to be. The team started as the Boston Braves (anyone have a problem w/ this name?) in 1932. In 1933 the owner changed the name to the Redskins to honor its coach, William “Lone Star” Dietz who claimed to be part Sioux. This was later proved to be a lie.When the team moved to DC , the owner kept the name.

    As I said, I really don’t care. I don’t know what the answer to this is and how to stop the controversy and endless talk. I do know that Snyder made a major mistake in trying to fix it w/ a bribe. Bad PR.

  105. yojoemama says: Jul 20, 2014 2:47 PM

    Well, maybe if the Indians didn’t engage in aggressive attacks with their tomahawks against the early white settlers, then they wouldn’t have created this fighting image that many sports teams have adopted as part of their team names and logos. They should blame themselves for creating this mess. Talk about not taking responsibility for their own actions smh.

  106. eagles512 says: Jul 20, 2014 4:27 PM

    So the Native American schools called the redskins are racist too?

  107. thegreatgabbert says: Jul 20, 2014 4:59 PM

    “Tribes don’t take bribes… Hiyaya..
    Tribes don’t take bribes.. Heyyaya..
    Tribes don’t take bribes.. Nonono… heyho…”.

  108. koolrepetoire says: Jul 20, 2014 5:24 PM

    This thing went to the Supreme Court twice and lost twice. Dan Snyder bought the team and it already had this name, this brand, this fan base, this logo. The Redskins, yes that’s right the Redskins are the 9th most profitable organization in sports. Every year they are in the top 10. In the NFL they are always in the top 3, with the Cowboys and Patriots. As far as the name Redskins go it was a Native American that came up with the name Redskins, and it was another Native American that made the logo. You do remember it was once a spear right? I love when haters speak on what they don’t know. Now knowing these facts, and the fact that 61 teams in 22 states go by the name Redskins, including Native American teams, and the fact that the term “redskin” came from the warpaint they used to put on before battle, why would you change the team name if you are Daniel Snyder? The majority of the Redskins fan base stands by his stance. You haters make no difference at all. Troll baiters go back under the bridge and stick to your RG3 black QB bigotry you hypocrites.

  109. mackcarrington says: Jul 20, 2014 6:17 PM

    This whole thing is either so funny it’s sad, or so sad, it’s funny.

  110. theravenmaniac says: Jul 20, 2014 7:13 PM

    Yea let’s blame everything on white people,!!! the redskins name, unemployment, immigration, Middle East, blame it all on those damn European Caucasians. Wait is Caucasian okay to say anymore?????

  111. freddsox says: Jul 20, 2014 7:36 PM

    ‘Send the oaf out with guns and whiskey for the natives’, good plan Dan. What I can’t see is why DS is fighting to keep the name when he probably really wants to call them the Washington Snyder’s anyway.

  112. VenerableAxiom says: Jul 20, 2014 8:18 PM

    Reading many of these comments leads me to believe that some of the fans of the redskins are as disrespectful of Native Americans as the name itself.

  113. chazatlas says: Jul 20, 2014 9:12 PM

    All Indian named sports teams should drop their names & mascots. ALL of them. Then maybe this 12 member Native group will wish they had thought out what they were doing.

  114. bobby1980 says: Jul 21, 2014 1:51 AM

    It seems that the name will have to change eventually. I find that sad being a cowboys fan. If I owned the team and had to change the name I would change it to something that has nothing to do with Indians. I mean forget em. I also would not allow Mike Florio in my stadium because he’s d’bag.

  115. GettingNoRespect says: Jul 21, 2014 6:31 AM

    If they were offended by the name, why did they meet with them at all, let alone several times?

  116. elyasm says: Jul 21, 2014 9:08 AM

    Huh, I guess beggars CAN be choosers.

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