While the opposition against the Washington Redskins‘ offensive name is strong, the support to change the moniker won’t swing the opinion of team owner Daniel Snyder, this according to Mike Jones and Mark Maske of the Washington Post.
According to the Post, Snyder recently told NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell that he has ‘no plans to change the name’:
Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder met Tuesday with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell about the team’s name, according to two people familiar with the matter.
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.
Recently, a neighbor and friend of Snyder (who just so happens to be a patent investor) registered the name ‘Washington Bravehearts’ on October 17th with the explanation that it will be used for “entertainment in the nature of football games”. That lead to many suggesting that a name change could be in the works, but the Redskins quickly shot down that rumor and now, assuming the Snyder rumors are true, it doesn’t look like a change will be coming in the near future.
The NFL is scheduled to meet with representatives from the Oneida Indian Nation on Wednesday to discuss the name.