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Punches fly over Redskins jersey

Obama appointee, former Fort Lewis College student fight at powwow in Washington, D.C.

The family of a former Fort Lewis College student with autism is accusing a policy advisor to President Barack Obama of assaulting him last year on a school fieldtrip to Washington, D.C. But the senior political appointee says it is the student who was the aggressor.

Punches fly over Redskins jersey

Former Fort Lewis College student Barrett Dahl poses with his Washington Redskins memorabilia at his home in Oklahoma. Dahl was involved in a physical altercation with William Mendoza, a political appointee within the U.S. Department of Education, on Oct. 30 at a powwow in Washington, D.C. Mendoza approached Dahl about his Redskins shirt, saying it is offensive to Native Americans.
William Mendoza, executive director of the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education, had two black eyes after fighting with Barrett Dahl, a former Fort Lewis College student, who wore a Redskins jersey to a powwow in Washington, D.C.
Barrett Dahl recovers after surgery on his right arm, which he said was injured during an altercation Oct. 30, 2015, in Washington, D.C., with William Mendoza, executive director of the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education.
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