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GM: Redskins won’t change their name

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 (UPI) — General Manager Bruce Allen said the Washington  Redskins are proud of their name and have no intention of changing it despite  increased criticism.

A long-running controversy over the team’s nickname is resurfacing due to  next month’s hearing on a lawsuit to strip the name of federal trademark  protection, The Washington Times reported Thursday.

“We represent an iconic sports franchise that’s 81-years-old, that involves  millions of fans worldwide, that has thousands of alumni,” Allen said. “It’s  ludicrous to think in any way that we’re trying to upset anybody.”

Several groups, including the National Congress of American Indians, have  publicly criticized the team’s name.

“There’s nothing we feel that is offensive, and we’re proud of our history,”  Allen said.

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