Report: NFL will meet with Oneida Nation over Redskins name

By Will Brinson | NFL Writer

The NFL will reportedly meet with Oneida Nation over the Redskins name.
The NFL will reportedly meet with Oneida Nation over the Redskins name. (USATSI)

The debate over the Redskins nickname keeps being pushed into the public spotlight and while the NFL owners meet in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, members of the Oneida Indian Nation protested the name earlier this week. The NFL owners won't make it to that but the league plans to speak with Oneida Nation about their concerns.

That's according to Mark Maske of the Washington Post, who reports the two sides will meet on November 22 at the league's offices in New York City.

Per Maske, Aldopho Birch, the league's VP of labor relations, wrote a letter to Oneida Nation opening up the door for a potential meeting.

Scrutiny on the NFL -- and the Redskins specifically -- has increased heavily in recent days, with President Barack Obama coming out and saying he would "think about changing" the name of Washington's football team if it truly offended a group of people.

"I don't know whether our attachment to a particular name should override the real legitimate concerns that people have about these things," Obama said. “I don't want to detract from the wonderful Redskins fans that are here. They love their team and rightly so."

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