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Washington Redskins continue to be embroiled in Native American issues after it was learned that their new CEO was connected to a 'defective' federal contract.

The NFL team have recently headed up a fund to help Native Americans in a bid to stem the hate they are getting for continuing to use the Redskins nickname alongside the Washington American football team.

However, now it has emerged that new CEO Gary L.Edwards was the behind an association that ran a contract said to be 'for recruiting Native Americans to work in law enforcement in Indian country.'

The contract cost the Bureau of Indian affairs almost $1 million in what can only be described as a shambles.

The Redskins CEO was introduced this week by owner Dan Snyder, and both of them addressed some issues in Snyder's statement.

He admitted, they “will address the urgent challenges plaguing Indian country based on what tribal leaders tell us they need most.”

Despite their best intentions and desires, the team will continue to face pressure to change its name, and the brining on board of a new CEO who Native American issues history is hardly going to help that.

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