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Could the NFL force the Redskins to change their Name?

Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder will be meeting Tuesday with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.  The exact purpose of the meeting is unknown, but it may have something to do with the NFL meeting with representatives of the Oneida Indian Nation on Wednesday regarding their opposition of the Redskins name.

Up until now, the NFL has supported the Redskins and Snyder in his insistence that the name not be changed, but is it possible that the NFL is changing its stance on that.  One point that I have always made regarding this issue is that it is a distraction, and will forever bring negative publicity to the Redskins as long as the name exists.

But maybe the other owners are becoming tired of the issue dominating headlines and want to move on from it.  If a majority of NFL owners put pressure on Snyder to change the name, would he relent to the pressure, or would he stand against them?  Snyder believes the Redskins name lives up to the proud history of the team, but is that enough of a reason to keep it?

It seems that it is to Snyder.  However, it’s possible that Goodell may just be trying to get on the same page with Snyder in terms of how to address Snyder’s reasoning to the Oneida Indian Nation.  Or maybe Goodell wants to try to convince Snyder to finally make a change.  Either way, it will be interesting to find out what comes from this meeting tomorrow.

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