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Has Washington Redskins name controversy reached a tipping point?

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Verlin Deer In Water, a member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma shows his t-shirt during an interview in Washington, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, calling for the Washington Redskins NFL football team to change its name, prior to the start of the Oneida Indian Nation's Change the Mascot symposium.
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Earlier this month, President Barack Obama said that if he were the owner of the Washington Redskins, he'd "think about changing [the name]."

The president's comment regarding the Washington, D.C. football team brought a new audience to the debate of Native American sport nicknames. Christine Brennan, USA Today sports columnist, says the furor surrounding Dan Snyder's team has reached a tipping point that will end with a name change sooner rather than later.

"So here we are," she wrote. "More important, here Snyder is. And, most important, here the NFL commissioner is. He has a full-blown controversy on his hands now, and it's not going away. He has to deal with it sooner or later. As a man in his 50s, in the midst of a big career with a legacy still to build, there is no way he will let himself be remembered as the person who allowed a terrible slur to continue to be used as a nickname in his league."