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

October 28, 2013

Redskins owner Daniel Snyder (left) is scheduled to meet this week with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell about the team’s name (Ray K. Saunders/The Washington Post)

Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder is scheduled to meet with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell this week in advance of the league’s planned meeting with representatives of a Native American group that opposes the team’s name, according to a person familiar with the situation.

The person, speaking on the condition of anonymity because neither the league nor the team had publicly confirmed the meeting, said there is no indication that Snyder has modified his stance about changing the name.

The meeting between Snyder and Goodell “is to get more of an understanding from the club as to how it plans to address the issue,” according to the person with knowledge of the situation.

Snyder has said he has no plans to change the team’s name.

NFL officials are scheduled to meet Wednesday with representatives of the Oneida Indian Nation. The group has called the team name offensive to Native Americans and has called for it to be changed. The meeting between Snyder and Goodell apparently could take place Tuesday, although the person with knowledge of it did not specify that.

A Redskins spokesman did not respond to a request for comment about the meeting.

Mike Jones contributed to this report.

 

Mark Maske covers the NFL for The Washington Post.
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