ESPN: Lawmakers Threatening Redskins' Tax-Exempt Status if They Don't Change Name

Sen. Maria Cantwell and Rep. Tom Cole are calling upon NFL Commissioner Roger Godell to support changing the team name

Lawmakers warn NFL about Redskins (ESPN)

The fight to change the Redskins' name won't die. And it's become an issue among the nation's lawmakers.

Two members of Congress will send a letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday, telling him to publicly announce support for a name change -- and that the NFL can no longer ignore the issue.

The letter, obtained by multiple media outlets, was written by Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.). Cantwell is chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, while Cole is a senior member of the appropriations committee -- and a member of the Chickasaw Nation.

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