NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said he believes Washington owner Daniel Snyder is ‘way down the road’ in consideration of whether the team should change its nickname.
As the ongoing debate over the Redskins’ team name continues – and opponents mount and vocalize their outrage over its perceived offensive nature – Eric “EB” Bickel of the Junkies efforts to bring a rational approach in defending name, Dan Snyder, and his rights as the owner.
Within hours of Dan Snyder issuing an open letter to Redskins season ticket holders – in which he passionately defended his team’s name, regarded by many as offensive – Ray Halbritter of the Oneida Indian Nation has issued a response.
Redskins owner Daniel Snyder, amid turmoil and controversy over the teams’ name ‘Redskins,’ mailed a letter to season ticket holders Wednesday, defending the name, and presenting the evidence that team has used to support its claim that the name is not offensive.
Asked directly whether the Washington Redskins should change their name, Roger Goodell said the NFL needs to “make sure we’re doing what’s right.”
As Fred Smoot and Bill Rohland were hosting a post-game show on 106.7 The Fan Sunday, one incredulous Redskins fan called in to accuse the station’s hosts of being paid by Dan Snyder, who owns a competing radio station. Listen to that call here.
Peter King’s MMQB.com website will no longer use the nickname ‘Redskins’ in writing on its website, MMQB columnist Robert Klemko tells Chris Moore of CBS Sports Radio’s “Mojo with Chris Moore and Brian Jones.”
It’s still the preseason but the Dallas Cowboys already beat the Washington Redskins in one thing — value.
Although it may have been hard for fans to imagine Dan Snyder ever changing 3 years ago, he has by stepping aside and allowing Mike Shanahan to run the Redskins, and now has Washington heading for a renaissance, all the while pointing and laughing at stubborn Jerry Jones in Dallas.
The controversy over the name of our area’s NFL team has been a hot topic this year. Seemingly everyone has weighed in on the topic in recent months.