The Insider: Redskins name


Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 03/26/2014

Goodell praises Snyder, says Redskins name support remains overwhelming

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell praised the efforts of Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder, who on Tuesday presented his new foundation to league officials and his fellow owners.

By Mike Jones  |  11:28 AM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daniel Snyder, name change, owners meetings, Redskins name, Roger Goodell

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 03/25/2014

Snyder presents new foundation to fellow owners at NFL meetings

The CEO of the team’s new foundation and Washington GM Bruce Allen detail the positive reception it received at the NFL owners meetings.

By Mike Jones  |  03:42 PM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bruce Allen, Daniel Snyder, name change, Redskins name, video

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 03/25/2014

Post Sports Live: Does Snyder’s foundation counteract Redskins’ name backlash?

The Post Sports Live crew discusses whether Daniel Snyder’s foundation announcement brings any good will to the owner.

By Keith McMillan  |  02:42 PM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  name change, Post Sports Live, Redskins name, video

Posted at 10:59 PM ET, 03/24/2014

Daniel Snyder starting Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation

After months of searching for a way to combat the ongoing criticisms over his stance that he will not change the name of his football team, Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder announced Monday night that he will start a foundation to benefit Native Americans.

By Mike Jones  |  10:59 PM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daniel Snyder, name change, Redskins name

Posted at 09:17 PM ET, 02/09/2014

NFL faces pressure from Congress to change Redskins’ name

Two members of Congress have written a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell urging Goodell and the league “to take a formal position in support of a name change” by the Washington Redskins.

By Mark Maske, Paul Kane and Theresa Vargas  |  09:17 PM ET, 02/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daniel Snyder, name change, Redskins, Redskins name

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 01/31/2014

NFL is ‘listening’ to those who oppose Redskins’ name, Roger Goodell says

Commissioner Roger Goodell says NFL is listening to opponents.

By Mark Maske  |  02:11 PM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins name, Roger Goodell

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 01/31/2014

Roger Goodell says he knows other cold-weather cities will try to host outdoor Super Bowls

Commissioner speaks at annual news conference two days before the Super Bowl.

By Mark Maske  |  12:38 PM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins name, Roger Goodell, Super Bowl

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 01/30/2014

NFLPA’s DeMaurice Smith says ‘broad discussion’ of Redskins’ name is appropriate

Union’s executive director stops short of calling for name to be changed but says ‘we’re in a better world if we’re not intentionally offending anyone.’

By Mark Maske  |  05:34 PM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:31 PM ET, 11/25/2013

Redskins honor members of the Navajo Code Talkers Association

The group was recognized during the Redskins-49ers game as a joint celebration of the NFL’s Salute to Service month and Native American Heritage month.

By Mike Jones  |  09:31 PM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins name, Redskins vs. 49ers, Week 12

Posted at 08:47 PM ET, 11/07/2013

Hundreds gather outside Mall of America Field to protest Redskins’ name

Gathering in Minneapolis is larger than similar protests this season in Green Bay and Denver.

By Mark Maske  |  08:47 PM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins name, Redskins vs. Vikings, Week 10

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 11/03/2013

Some former Redskins greats steer clear of team-name controversy

Doug Williams, Joe Jacoby decline to weigh in.

By Mark Maske  |  01:33 PM ET, 11/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  history, Redskins name, Redskins vs. Chargers, Week 9

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 10/29/2013

Snyder and Goodell meet regarding Redskins’ name

Redskins owner meets with NFL commissioner one day before league’s meeting with Oneida Indian Nation about team-name controversy.

By Mark Maske and Mike Jones  |  12:59 PM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daniel Snyder, Redskins name, Roger Goodell

Posted at 08:41 PM ET, 10/28/2013

Daniel Snyder scheduled to meet with Roger Goodell this week about Redskins name

The Redskins owner is to meet with the commissioner in advance of the league’s meeting with the Oneida Indian Nation. There is no indication that Snyder has changed his stance that he won’t change the team’s name.

By Mark Maske  |  08:41 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 10/27/2013

Washington team meets ‘Change the mascot’ protest in Denver

A group estimated at more than 100 said it planned to get inside the players and coaches’ heads with its ‘change the mascot’ pregame protest.

By Mark Maske  |  04:11 PM ET, 10/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins name, Redskins vs. Broncos, Week 8

Posted at 08:33 PM ET, 10/13/2013

Jerry Jones on Daniel Snyder: ‘he’s not insensitive, at all’

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones defended Redskins counterpart Dan Snyder against allegations of insensitivity because of Snyder’s insistence that he will not change the team’s name.

By Mike Jones  |  08:33 PM ET, 10/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Cowboys, Daniel Snyder, Jerry Jones, owners meetings, Redskins name, Redskins vs. Cowboys

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 10/09/2013

Snyder letter: 'We cannot ignore our history'

Owner Daniel Snyder defends the franchise's name.

By Keith McMillan  |  10:30 AM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:02 PM ET, 10/08/2013

Goodell: 'Different views' on Redskins' name but it's part of team's 'proud tradition'

The controversy was not discussed by the NFL owners during their meeting Tuesday in Washington.

By Mark Maske  |  07:02 PM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL owners meeting, Redskins name

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 10/08/2013

Redskins name controversy intensifies, but no immediate change afoot

Daniel Snyder is said to remain firmly opposed to changing the name and other NFL owners don't appear inclined to take forceful steps in the foreseeable future to convince Snyder to make a change.

By Mark Maske  |  10:47 AM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 10/07/2013

NFL officials to meet with Oneida Nation; owners won't urge franchise name change [updated]

People at the NFL owners meetings say they sense little sentiment to urge Redskins owner Daniel Snyder to make a change.

By Mark Maske  |  01:02 PM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL league meeting, owners meetings, Redskins name

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 10/05/2013

President Obama: 'I'd think about changing' Redskins name

Obama said that if he were the owner of the team, he would consider changing the name to avoid offending Native Americans.

By Mike Jones  |  01:15 PM ET, 10/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama, Redskins name

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 09/15/2013

About two dozen protest ‘Redskins’ name at Lambeau Field

A group of American Indians say they are trying to get the attention of franchise owner Daniel Snyder.

By Kent Babb  |  02:18 PM ET, 09/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 06/25/2013

Redskins' name: Detailed poll data, and what the term means to you

Pointing you toward detailed poll data on the franchise name, and asking for your thoughts on what 'Redskins' means to you.

By Keith McMillan  |  01:11 PM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 06/14/2013

Friday open thread: Washington Rocs? Leopards? Metros?

Business Week asked a professional branding firm and a creative director to take a crack at redesigning the team's logo.

By Keith McMillan  |  12:02 PM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 05/29/2013

Full text of letter from members of congress to change name

By Keith McMillan  |  01:27 PM ET, 05/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 05/28/2013

Members of Congress urge Snyder to change Redskins name

Ten members of Congress recently sent Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder a letter, urging him to change the name of the team.

By Mike Jones  |  03:40 PM ET, 05/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 05/20/2013

Allen calls team name controversy a 'non-issue'

General Manager says in Richmond that "it's been a non-issue for decades."

By Mark Maske  |  04:02 PM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 05/15/2013

Chiefs of three Virginia tribes say they have no problem with 'Redskins'

A Richmond columnist asked the chiefs of the Patawomeck, Pamunkey and Rappahannock tribes if they take issue with the nickname of the Washington football franchise. None do.

By Keith McMillan  |  12:17 PM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 05/09/2013

Snyder says Redskins will 'never' change the team's name

Franchise owners says the team name, the subject of debate over whether it is offensive, is here to stay

By Keith McMillan  |  05:33 PM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 02/14/2013

Bruce Allen: No plans to change Redskins' name

Team's GM says it's "ludicrous" to infer team is trying to upset anyone.

By Mike Jones  |  06:05 PM ET, 02/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bruce Allen, Redskins, Redskins name, Robert Griffin III