Redskin’s Hall of Famers Art Monk and Darrell Green said Tuesday that their former team’s name is offensive.
“[If] Native Americans feel like Redskins or the Chiefs or [another] name is offensive to them, then who are we to say to them ‘No, it’s not’?” Art Monk said in the WTOP radio interview.
“It deserves and warrants conversation because somebody is saying, ‘Hey, this offends me,'” Green added.
Monk and Green’s commentary clashes with prior statements from the league’s senior officials on the subject, including Redskin owner Dan Snyder and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, both of whom said there would be no name change.
But not to worry, because The Daily Caller’s Matt Lewis proposed a solution in February: “If the name change becomes inevitable, let’s call them the ‘Washington Hogs,'” he suggested. “Keep the burgundy and gold, and come up with a tough-looking wild boar logo. Maybe even have him (or her) wearing a feather — for old time sake?”