Because Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford is one-sixteenth Cherokee he was asked about the ongoing mascot controversy concerning the Washington Redskins. Many native American activists consider the name nickname offensive.
"I’m not going to
address that issue," Bradford said.
"It’s not something I have to worry about right now. If it’s something I
have to face later on down the road I will. But there’s really no reason for me
to address that right now."
Bradford was then asked if he
would tell the Redskins not to draft him and he quickly smiled and said,
"Ah, no," which elicited a laugh from reporters surrounding him. The
No. 4 pick in the draft last year was linebacker Aaron Curry, who signed a
six-year deal in Seattle
with a reported $34 million guaranteed.