Jesse Ventura says it's time to change the name!
Jesse Ventura has been vocal about the need to change the Washington Redskins name. Today, it turns out that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office agrees. The office stripped the NFL team of six federal trademarks because the name is disparaging to Native Americas.
Though the owner of the team, Dan Snyder, will fight the decision in court, it is important to note how popular the movement to change the name has become.
Half of the members of Congress recently signed a letter urging Dan Snyder and the NFL to change the name.
NFL Hall of Famer and Fox NFL host Terry Bradshaw recently said on Larry King Now that the time has come to change the name. Larry King, who is a friend of Dan Snyder, agreed with Bradshaw:
"I’ve given it some thought, and if it’s offending people, if it’s really offending folks, absolutely. Did you see the article in the paper where the defensive back said, you know, it’s like the n-word?" said Bradshaw. "So Redskins, if it’s offensive, they can be Washington something else. It’s not gonna change a thing."
When Jesse Ventura heard Terry Bradshaw's comments, he weighed in on the topic again.
IN HIS OWN WORDS: Listen to Jesse Ventura's latest thoughts on the Washington Redskins controversy.
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