Champ Bailey: Snyder Makes Redskins’ Name Controversy Worse

June 12, 2014 2:04 AM

Champ Bailey: Snyder Makes Redskins’ Name Controversy Worse
" METAIRIE, La. (CBS4) – Redskins’ owner Daniel Snyder does not want to change the team’s name, but we can now add Champ Bailey to the list of people that do.

Snyder has tried to convince everyone that the name isn’t offensive.  He has commissioned studies and he has announced a foundation to help Native Americans who need help. He even hired a group to try to get fans to think of the team’s name a different way.  None of this seems to be working.

“When you hear a Native American say that ‘Redskin’ is degrading, it’s almost like the N-word for a black person,” Bailey told USA Today. “If they feel that way, then it’s not right. They are part of this country. It’s degrading to a certain race. Does it make sense to have the name?”

Bailey knows the team has a passionate fan base "

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