Pressure has been mounting on the Redskins to change their name. Representatives of the Oneida Indian Nation had a meeting with NFL executives to request that the league sanction Redskins owner Daniel Snyder for conduct detrimental to the league. Snyder reportedly told commissioner Roger Goodell in a recent meeting that he had no plans to change the name, but given the amount of pressure both the league and team are under, things might come to a head fairly soon.

Name change?

In addition to their request to sanction Snyder, Oneida representatives asked league executives to amend the league's bylaws with a rule prohibiting teams from using "dictionary-defined racial slurs" in their names.


Should the Redskins change their name?


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