NFL Commissioner on Washington Redskins' Name: If One Person's Offended, We Have to Listen

Renewed push to force name change


NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has changed his tenor slightly since telling ten members of Congress in June the 'Redskins' nickname is a "unifying force that stands for strength, courage, pride and respect."

In an interview with Lavar Arrington and Chad Dukes on 106.7 The Fan Wednesday, Goodell emphasized the importance of both honoring tradition, as well as listening to fans of differing points of view, with regards to the largely debated team name.

"Well as you guys know, I grew up in Washington, so the Colts were my team early on and then I became a Redskins fan," Goodell told Lavar and Dukes. "I know the team name is part of their history and tradition, and that's something that's important to the Redskins fans."

"I think what we have to do though is we have to listen," Goodell said. "If one person is offended, we have to listen."