Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Tuesday to discuss the issue of changing the Redskins’ name. Leaders from the Oneida Indian Nation have persistently pushed for the name to be changed, saying that is offense and demeaning to Native Americans.
Roger Goodell commented last month on the issue, saying: “If one person’s offended, we have to listen. And ultimately, it is [team owner]Dan [Snyder]’s decision. But it is something that I want all of us to go out and make sure we’re listening to our fans, listening to people who have a different view, and making sure that we continue to do what’s right to make sure that team represents the strong tradition that it has for so many years.”
However, in Snyder’s meeting with Goodell, the team owner continued to voice his position of refusing to change the name. Mark Maske of The Washington Post tweeted on Tuesday: “There is no indication Snyder has modified his stance that the team name won’t be changed, said the person with knowledge of the meeting.”