There has been a lot of back and forth over the Washington Redskins team name lately. TMZ caught up with famed Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann who had some interesting comments on the topic.
“I was very proud to wear the Redskins uniform and represent the Native American nations of this country, as proudly as we could, with such great honor,” Theismann said.
This is where it gets kind of interesting. Theismann says that after the Redskins won the Super Bowl, he was given an Indian headdress. Those headdresses are an honor given only to the most brave and powerful members of the tribe.
“After we won the Super Bowl, I was given an Indian headdress. I was very, very honored by that. Whatever someone decides, someone is going to decide.”
Unfortunately, he doesn’t remember which tribe gave it to him. It’d be a real interesting twist if it was one of the tribes that have spoken out about the team name lately.
“Society is so unique today, because it’s different, and I think people look at things very differently. Everybody has an opinion about it. I was very proud to wear the uniform,” Theismann said.
He didn’t sound to concerned though with what happened to the name and said it was something he had no control over.