DC Del. Norton: Constituents Hearing of Redskins Name Controversy 'for the 1st Time'

Dan Joseph
By Dan Joseph | October 8, 2013 | 9:27 AM EDT

This week, the NFL will meet with Native American groups who will encourage the league to pressure the Washington Redskins to change their name and mascot, which some American Indians find offensive.

These Native American groups felt as though they had been given added momentum over the weekend when President Obama commented on the controversy.

At the group's press conference, MRCTV talked to Washington DC's Congressional Delegate, Eleanor Holmes Norton, who supports the name change.

According to Norton, her constituents were not even aware of the controversy surrounding DC's beloved football team until the president spoke about it over the weekend.

"My constituents are hearing about this controversy for the first time," she told MRCTV.

But, as you will see in this video, MRCTV has asked DC residents about the Controversy before and couldn't find a single person who didn't know that the Redskin's name has long been the subject of debate.

What's more, they didn't seem to mind the team's name all that much - especially, one fellow with a Redskins tattoo.

Of course, Norton is just a delegate and not a real congressperson.  So I suppose she can't be expected to know what's going on with the people she unofficially represents.