Washington Redskins Name Under Fire

NFL team faces increased pressure to change its name that some deem racist.
3:00 | 10/27/13

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That's one brave trooper. Our thanks to pierre. We're going to turn to football sunday. Pressure continues to mount on the washington redskins to change their name, which many considered racist. This week, there's a big meeting between the nfl and an angry tribal nation. Reporter: Even president obama has weighed in saying that that he thinks the name should be changed. It lies in the team owner's hand. But he isn't budgeting. Overnight, dan snyder was welcome to a rally. Hail to the redskins. Reporter: Next week, senior league officials will welcome leaders of the united tribal nation. They'll address his refusal to change the name. Our indian tribal nation wants the nfl to be on the right side of history. Reporter: In early october, dan snyder issued a letter to fans calling the name part of the football team's heritage. He writes, I respect the feelings of those who are offended by the team name but i hope such individuals also try to respect what the name means. Snyder says he has the support of 90% of native americans. The florida state seminoles has written permission from the seminole tribe to use symbols of its heritage. The chief calling it a honor. The big difference between washington name and all of the other names, one is a racial slur and the other is not. Reporter: Christine brennan said teams across the country with controversial mascots will likely be impact zbld when washington name changes, one by one dominos will fall. Some speculation that redskins could become washington brave heart. But a team spokesperson dismissed this. Dan? Nonetheless, an enormous amount of pressure. Switching gears now, this morning at vatican, a fresh example of how pope francis is

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