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Gansler discusses Redskins name and his sports allegiances

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Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler covered a number of topics at Wednesdays night's Baltimore Sun Newsmaker Forum, including fielding a sports question.

Gansler, who has participated in Washington Redskins pregame broadcasts on Comcast SportsNet, was asked about the team potentially changing its name. After pointing out to everyone that he was wearing a purple tie for the Ravens, he said the following:

“I haven’t really ... taken a position on that. I see both sides of the argument, but I do think if it offends anybody ... they certainly should consider changing the name. I think the name they were talking about was the Bravehearts, which is actually, I think, a good name. When the Bullets were changing their name, I wanted them to be the Washington Justice. I thought that was a good name. They’d play on the Supreme Court – no one bought into that name, either.

Gansler went on to say that he's “extremely sympathetic” to the idea of changing the name and that he thinks it probably will be changed.

The gubenatorial candidate from Montgomery County also explained his sports loyalties. 

“I’ve been a Redskins fan my whole life. I’ve been an Orioles fan my whole life," he said. "There was no Ravens, there was no Nationals.”

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