Washington Redskins Darrell Green Corrects Report He Wanted Team To Change Name

Darrell Green, Art Monk say Redskins should consider name change

In the interview, the chief declared, “We don’t have a problem with [the name] at all; in fact we’re honored. We’re quite honored.” Nearly two months after the Redskins interview with the chief, Deadspin.com writer Dave McKenna reported , “It turns out that the ‘full-blooded American Inuit chief’ is neither a full-blooded American Inuit nor a chief in any formal sense of the term.” The chief was not a chief after all. The Redskins had been duped. Hopefully Darrell Green’s closing comments Friday will bring the story to a simmer (not to mention training camp has started)when he pointed out other cases in the news that have fueled the fire in the ongoing debate of fairness and equality. With the Redskins in particular, as Green noted in his 106.7 interview, there isn’t anyone that can stand up and adequately represent them. See, Rodney King has a face. Trayvon Martin has a face.

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Darrell Green on his son and the Cowboys

(USATSI) With so many people weighing in on the question of whether the Redskins should change their name — the team also wants to know what YOU think — two more former Washington players have come out and said they’d like to see a change. That would be Hall of Fame receiver Art Monk and Hall of Fame cornerback Darrell Green. “[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’?” Monk said, via WTOP . More on Redskins Freeman: How about the Washington N-words? Said Green: “It deserves and warrants conversation because somebody is saying, ‘Hey, this offends me.’ Their opinion isn’t unique. The team’s nickname was called racist and derogatory on the floor of the US House of Representatives, and in May, 10 members of Congress sent commissioner Roger Goodell a letter pushing for a name change. Owner Daniel Snyder has flat-out rejected that the team will change its name under his ownership, though, and Goodell has defended the Washington franchise, saying the nickname was never “meant to denigrate Native Americans or offend any group.” Still, this controversy has been brewing since the 1970s — you can read some articles from those days of yore here — and it shows no signs of abating any time soon. Not that Snyder seems to care.

Darrell Green’s son on playing for the Cowboys

Jared Green helps his father into his Hall of Fame jacket in 2008. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

Heres where the more sensitive Redskins fans might want to look away. One thing I know about my dad, hes a fan of wherever I am, explained Jared. Hes my fan. And when I went to UVA, he was a big fan of UVA. When I played at Oakton High School in Vienna, he was a big fan of Oakton Cougars. Like any responsible parent, hes going to cheer for the team his son is on, because he wants his son to do well. Its crazy to a fan, but its really logical to the average human being.

Darrell Green Talks Redskins Name: Hall Of Famer Says He Doesn’t Want Name Changed

Not really, right? Uh. Really. Your sons with the Cowboys? ESPN 950s Big Al asked Darrell Green on Tuesday, during his celebrity golf tournament. ( Audio here .) Youre not pulling for the Cowboys in any way now, are you? Did I say my son was with them? Green asked. Yes sir, Big Al answered. Is his name Jared Green? Green asked. I cant take this, Big Al said. Do chickens lay eggs? Green asked. As far as I understand they do, Big Al replied.

Darrell Green’s not sure RG3 would have lasted in his day

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cobrala2 says: Sep 5, 2013 11:05 AM Why does it even matter if RGIII would have lasted in another era??? Darrell Green was an amazing CB but theres nothing like living in the past to become irrelevant. NFL 2013 here we come! skinsfanwill says: Sep 5, 2013 11:06 AM Darrell Green was one of my all time favorite players. But what the heck does he know about what goes on in an offensive huddle. sidepull says: Sep 5, 2013 11:16 AM No lie, I would have loved to see Green chasing RG3 down the sideline. That would be a great foot race for sure. Sep 5, 2013 11:20 AM Adrian Peterson runs over people all day BECAUSE he plays like back in the day.

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