Snyder says Redskins will ‘never’ change the team’s name


Owner Daniel Snyder attends the team’s minicamp last weekend. (Photo by John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

Franchise owner Daniel Snyder told USA Today in a blog post the same thing Redskins officials have said frequently, publicly and otherwise, when it comes to the team name. Changing it is not under consideration.

“We’ll never change the name,” he said. “It’s that simple. NEVER — you can use caps.”

He also told Erik Brady that Redskins fans understand why.

“We will never change the name of the team,” Snyder said. “As a lifelong Redskins fan, and I think that the Redskins fans understand the great tradition and what it’s all about and what it means, so we feel pretty fortunate to be just working on next season.”

Recently, an AP poll found widespread support — about 4 in 5 — for keeping the name. The D.C. Sports Bog chronicled the poll and both the team’s reaction, and local discussion, including a suggestion they become the ‘Redtails.’

More on the name:

AP poll: Four in five say don’t change ‘Redskins’

Redskins name change demanded at Smithsonian forum

Wise: Only RGIII can make the Redskins change their name

McCartney: Time to take a stand

Bruce Allen says no plans to change the name

Bog: Larry Michael says vote name-change politicians out of office

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Keith McMillan · May 9, 2013

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