Champ Bailey joins the list of those calling for Redskins name change

Champ Bailey is speaking his mind.

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Champ Bailey wore a Redskins uniform during the first five years of his illustrious 16-year career. Now with the Saints, the cornerback is calling for Washington owner Daniel Snyder to change the team name.


Now, Snyder and others in the Redskins organization have tried to claim that the name actually honors Native Americans, but Bailey isn’t buying that at all.

"I don’t know where the name came from or how it came about, but the bottom line is that it’s still there in this day and age, and it makes no sense to have it," Bailey said. "I love that organization, but when it starts peeling off old scabs and people are pitching a fit about it because it’s degrading to them, then you’ve got to make a change."

Snyder has stood firm in his stance, however.

"I get it, (Snyder) doesn’t want to change it," Bailey said. "But he’s making it worse than it should be."