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Report: Snyder, Goodell meet; owner reiterates Redskins name stays

By Ryan Wilson | CBSSports.com

Redskins owner Dan Snyder reiterates that the name stays, according to a report. (USATSI)

Redskins owner Dan Snyder and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell met Tuesday to discuss the team's name, according to the Washington Post. Snyder reiterated to the commissioner that he had no plans to change the Redsksins' name, which has come under fire in recent months because some groups -- including fans, media, lawmakers and Native Americans -- find it offensive.

The reason for the meeting, according to the Post, was "for the league to gather information on the team's plans for dealing with the issues involved, including assessing and addressing opposition to the name."

Snyder's sit-down with Goodell came one day before NFL officials are scheduled to meet in New York with representatives of Oneida Indian Nation, a Native American group that finds the team's name offensive and is pushing for it to be changed.

This latest development comes several weeks after President Barack Obama said he would "think about changing" the Redskins team name because it offends “a sizable group of people."

And last month, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said "If one person's offended, we have to listen. And ultimately, it is [team owner] Dan [Snyder]'s decision. But it is something that I want all of us to go out and make sure we're listening to our fans, listening to people who have a different view, and making sure that we continue to do what's right to make sure that team represents the strong tradition that it has for so many years."

Back in May, Snyder said "We'll never change the [team] name. It's that simple. NEVER -- you can use caps."

And for now, it appears that Washington's NFL team will remain the Redskins.

 
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