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Redskins Dan Snyder tells NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell he won't change team name

11:34 PM, Oct 29, 2013   |    comments
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(USA Today) -- Redskins owner Dan Snyder met with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Tuesday, according to the Washington Post.

The paper's sources indicate that ... not much of note happened.

 

According to one person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because neither the league nor the team publicly confirmed the meeting nor discussed what happened in it, Snyder reiterated to Goodell that he has no plans to change the Redskins' name.

Glad they took the time to get together then. Oh, wait. What's that, you say?

 

A second person with knowledge of the meeting said the focus was not on changing the team's name but declined to elaborate. The meeting was designed, another person familiar with the situation had said Monday, for the league to gather information on the team's plans for dealing with the issues involved, including assessing and addressing opposition to the name.

The Post's reporting makes it seem that Tuesday's meeting was merely a briefing so Goodell could be fully informed of Snyder's beliefs and the steps he's taking toward not changing the name before he meets Wednesday with the Oneida Indian Nation, which has pushed for a switch.

It makes you wonder how that meeting will go. Is Goodell really going to carry Snyder's water on this? He's said all along that the decision is Snyder's to make.

So why meet with the Oneida Indian Nation? Will sitting face to face and having a pleasant discussion really make a difference to people who feel their heritage is being disrespected by the Redskins name?

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