Student group asks U of M for ban on Washington team mascot on campus

An American Indian student group at the University of Minnesota has sent President Eric Kaler a letter urging him to keep the Washington “Redskins” name and logo out of TCF Bank Stadium when the team plays the Vikings Nov. 2.

It says the stadium lease agreement gives the U the power to do so.

Among other things, it asks for increased security at a pregame protest in front of the stadium, as well as for Kaler to host a forum to discuss the concerns in the letter.

I’ll have more later, but for now, here’s the letter: