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pay-per-head-redskinsA NFL official said Friday that the Washington Redskins' name is not a racial slur, a day after the leader of the NFL Players Association said some think it is.

Adolpho Birch, the NFL's senior VP of work approach and government issues, was asked by "Outside The Lines": "Is the group name a slur, yes or no?"

"The group name is not a slur," Birch said in a telephone meeting.

"The group name is the group name as it has been for 80 or more years," he said. "Also what we have to do is get past kind of comprehension this as a point-clear circumstance and comprehend it all the more as an assortment of points of view that all need to be tended to, that all need to be provided for some weight, so that at the end of it we can go to some understanding that is suitable and reflects the assumptions of all."

A NFL official said Friday that the Washington Redskins' name is not a racial slur, a day after the leader of the NFL Players Association said some think it is.

Adolpho Birch, the NFL's senior VP of work approach and government issues, was asked by "Outside The Lines": "Is the group name a slur, yes or no?"

"The group name is not a slur," Birch said in a telephone meeting.

"The group name is the group name as it has been for 80 or more years," he said. "Also what we have to do is get past kind of comprehension this as a point-clear circumstance and comprehend it all the more as an assortment of points of view that all need to be tended to, that all need to be provided for some weight, so that at the end of it we can go to some understanding that is suitable and reflects the assumptions of all."

He included: "I believe that is some piece of the issue with the inquiry is that it is continually being kind of put into a point-clear, yes-or-no, yes-or-no sort of setting when that is not the truth that we're managing."

NFLPA official executive Demaurice Smith on Thursday : "It's a paramount issue. The name Redskins is hostile to some and is a slur, I'm not certain that this issue comes down to what any specific player need to say - what it comes down to is the united country and others have raised an authentic discussion to the NFL about the name of the group that is completely inside their control."

Smith told news people that his discussions with NFL official Roger Goodell on the Redskins name ought to be private. He did say he has conversed with parts of the Oneida Indian Nation about their worries.

Redskins manager Daniel Snyder has over and again said he doesn't aim to change the name.

"I would let you know that the Washington Redskins Football Club, the name of that association is not and never has been expected to be utilized as a slur and is right now not one too," Birch said on "OTL."

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After the meeting, NFL representative Greg Aiello : "The group and our office have constantly said the name is expected to be certain and conscious. Why would you name a games group generally for 80 years? ... As Adolpho said, our position is the same as its been."

A week ago, 50 parts of the U.s. Senate composed a letter to Goodell asking that the name be changed.

U.s. Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton of the District of Columbia accepts the name "is going to go."

"Four times, the group attempted to patent the saying "Redskins," and four times the patent and exchange commission has turned it down," she said Friday on the "Capital Games" podcast. "This name is going to go. My misgiving is that not Goodell or Snyder have taken the sort of administration we'd expect, especially in a dynamic city like this where a name that is critical of any gathering has no spot."