Members Of Congress Write To NFL Commissioner

(Washington, DC) -- Some members of Congress aren't willing to let the Washington Redskins name controversy die. The "Washington Post" reports Senator Maria Cantwell of Washington state and Representative Tom Cole of Oklahoma have written a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell urging the league to take a stand against the name "Redskins." In the letter, they say it is not appropriate for the NFL "to perpetuate and profit from the continued degradation of tribes and Indian people."
Cantwell, a Democrat, is chair of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee. The Republican Cole is a member of the Chickasaw tribe.