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O'Malley Backs Redskins Name Change

Gov. Martin O'Malley backs a name change for the Redskins, joining his Democratic successor Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown
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Gov. Martin O'Malley backs a name change for the Redskins, joining his Democratic successor Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is adding his name to growing chorus of those who believe the Washington Redskins should change their name.

In an appearance on Fusion Television this week, O'Malley said he believed it was time for the team to change its name, stating that every generation has seen more understanding, inclusion, and respect for all individuals and all cultures.

O'Malley is the governor of the state where the team has played its home games since 1997.

His two potential successors have differing views on the matter. Democrat Anthony Brown supports a name change, while Republican Larry Hogan believes that matter should be up to the team and its fans. Hogan made his comments after a patent court ruling stripped the team of it trademark protection in June.

Owner Dan Snyder says he will never change the team's name.

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