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Jay Schroeder played quarterback for Washington from 1984-1987, and he was recently asked by the Pioneer Press to share his opinion on the fact that his former team still uses a racial slur as a name.

After proclaiming that the outrage over the team's use of the word "Redskins" has been "blown way out of proportion," Schroeder shared some very deep thoughts. Buckle your damn seat belts:

"Let's take the context of the word Panthers,'' Schroeder said. "It's an animal, but let's recall what happened in the 1960s with the militant groups (the Black Panthers). If you're going to take that context, you can take every word and look at it and decide what your own meaning is going to be.''

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Have fun grimacing and rubbing your temples for the next 15 minutes.

[Pioneer Press]

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