Newsletters

Get Well+Being delivered to your inbox every Monday Morning.

Washington Redskins Owner Dan Snyder Insists He Will “Never” Change the Team’s Name
Snyder spoke to “USA Today” about a proposed resolution to change the football team’s moniker. By Luke Mullins
Comments () | Published May 10, 2013

Looks like the Redskins will remain the Redskins as long as Dan Snyder has his way. He told USA Today Friday morning that he would “never” change the name of his NFL team.

“It’s that simple. NEVER—you can use caps,” Snyder told the publication.

The development comes amid continued criticism that the moniker is a racial slur against Native Americans. Just last week, at-large DC Council member David Grosso, an Independent, introduced a non-binding resolution calling on Snyder to drop the team’s name, which Grosso described as “historically racist and derogatory.”

Grosso suggested that Snyder change the team’s name to the Washington Redtails, a reference to the famous World War II-era African-American pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen.

In the USA Today story, Snyder offered a firm response to critics of the team’s name:

“We will never change the name of the team. . . . 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.”

Categories:

Sports
Subscribe to Washingtonian

Discuss this story

Feel free to leave a comment or ask a question. The Washingtonian reserves the right to remove or edit content once posted.
  • joe

    Good for Dan! This pc nonsense is crap.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Posted at 01:30 PM/ET, 05/10/2013 RSS | Print | Permalink | Comments () | Washingtonian.com Blogs