- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 13, 2015

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has started using the “Redskins” name again as part of efforts to lure the NFL team back to the district, according to a local news report.

In the past, Ms. Boswer had argued that changing the Redskins name, which critics consider a racial slur against Native Americans, should be part of any talks about bringing the team back to D.C. But she recently started using the name again in TV and radio interviews, NBC affiliate WRC-TV reported.

“We know the perfect location for the Redskins is where they played for decades very successfully,” Ms. Bowser said.

The Democratic mayor is not disputing reports that she’s talking with the team about moving back to Washington, the report said.

Multiple sources, including a senior Bowser administration official, told the NBC affiliate that Ms. Bowser was advised to start using the name as a way to show good faith with Redskins owner Dan Snyder.

The team played their last game at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium in Washington, D.C., in 1996. They then moved to Landover, Maryland, at Jack Kent Cooke Stadium, which was later renamed FedExField.

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