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In Secret Meeting, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Discussed Redskins Name Change With U.S. Senator

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MARIA CANTWELL
UNITED STATES - MARCH 7: Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., introduces Sally Jewell, nominee to be Interior Secretary, during Jewell's confirmation hearing in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on Thursday, March 7, 2013. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) | Bill Clark via Getty Images

As calls to change the name of the Washington Redskins escalated in 2013, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and top officials from the Redskins organization, including general manager Bruce Allen, met in secret with Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Native American leaders who support changing the name, two sources with knowledge of the meeting told ThinkProgress.

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