ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley says he believes it is “probably time” for the Washington Redskins football team to change its name.

O’Malley made the statement on his Facebook page Tuesday.

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The Democratic governor who is mulling running for president posted: “I was asked earlier today and answered that I do believe it is probably time for the Washington Redskins to change their team name.”

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The team plays in Landover, Maryland, at FedEx Field.

The Redskins name has been the subject of a sustained campaign by those who consider it to be a racial slur. Redskins’ owner Dan Snyder and others associated with the team have long argued that the Redskins name is used with respect and honor and is a source of pride among many American Indians.

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