Found October 30, 2013 on This Given Sunday:
Bottom Line: The Oneida Nation is meeting with the wrong people about the Washington football team. Name changers have few levers to push to force a change of the Washington Redskins team name. That reality is bound to hit them when representatives of the Oneida Indian Nation meet senior NFL executives today. That meeting took on added significance when news broke that team owner Daniel Snyder met with league Commissioner Roger Goodell in New York Tuesday. Breathless headlines suggested a name change might be imminent. A follow up story in The Washington Post reported that the meeting was not about a plan to change the name. Goodell wanted background on Snyder's plan to deal with the issue.  Therein in lies the problem. The Oneidas brought the fight to the halls of the NFL, further than it has gone before. It misses the mark, however.  There are few ways anyone, including the league, can make Snyder change. Here are five business reasons why the Redskins name...

Oneida Indian Nation asks NFL to sanction Snyder for Redskins name

After the NFL met with Oneida Nation representatives today, will they soon force the Washington Redskins to change their team name and logo? (Credit: During the past six months, the debate over changing the Washington Redskins name to something less offensive has intensified. In May, Redskins owner Daniel Snyder said that he is not willing to change the team...

Dan Snyder once again tells Roger Goodell he’s not changing the Redskins name

According to the Washington Post,  Redskins owner Daniel Snyder met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Tuesday to discuss the Redskins name. Snyder once again made it clear that he doesn’t plan on changing the name of his team. According to one person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because neither the league nor the team publicly confirmed the meeting nor discussed...

Oneida Indian tribe asks Goodell to sanction Snyder for Redskins name

If there wasn’t enough to suggest to Daniel Snyder that he should change his team’s name, Snyder now has the fact that the Oneida Indian tribe is trying to get him sanctioned by the NFL to change the Redskins’ name. [Oneida Nation Representative Ray] Halbritter explained that the NFL’s bylaws authorize Goodell to take action “against any owner who is ‘guilty of conduct...

Albert Haynesworth rips Mike Shanahan, Redskins

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Report: Daniel Snyder to meet with Roger Goodell about team name

>Daniel Snyder has repeatedly stated that he will not change the name of the Washington Redskins. Roger Goodell has stated that if people are offended by the name, it is something that probably should be discussed. According to a report from the Washington Posts' Mark Maske, a source has said that Synder will meet with NFL commissioner to have such a discussion.Read more →

Panthers safety accuses Roger Goodell of pocketing NFL fines

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Column: Goodell teaches moms to tackle 'safely'

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell came to town to teach mothers how to tackle safely. I am not making this up. The event, sponsored by the league and the Chicago Bears, was titled ''Football Safety Clinic for Moms.'' The intent, no doubt, was to ease fears about letting their sons play the game. The timing was nothing if not fortuitous. Last month, studies by researchers...

Oneida Indian Nation wants to meet with the NFL owners

According to Paige Pearson,  the Oneida Indian Nation has requested to meet with the NFL owners at this year’s Super Bowl in an effort to persuade them into making Dan Snyder change the Redskins name. . @AP: Oneida Indian Nation reps have requested a mtg w/ all NFL owners during Super Bowl, hoping to persuade them to drop Redskins nickname — Paige Pearson (@PAIGER33) October...

Oneida wants to meet all NFL owners

Representatives of the Oneida Indian Nation have requested a meeting with all 32 NFL owners during Super Bowl week, hoping to persuade them to get the Washington franchise to drop the nickname Redskins. Ray Halbritter, an Oneida representative and leader of the ''Change the Mascot Campaign,'' said Wednesday that his group asked in a meeting with NFL executives that...

Redskins’ Owner Daniel Snyder to Meet With Roger Goodell About Team Name Controversy

The controversy surrounding the Washington Redskins team name has taken on a life of its own. In fact, it has been talked about almost as much as Robert Griffin III’s knee. Almost. Despite the mounting fuel around the name, team […]

Oneida Nation Wants Meeting With All 32 FL Owners

((HT: WUSA-TV)) The Oneida nation leaders met with the National Football League in New York City to discuss the state of the Washington Redskins nickname and their feelings on it... "Their feelings on it" are that Redskins owner Daniel Snyder should receive some kind of sanction if he continues to use the nickname in future seasons. The Oneida have even invited Commissioner...

Carolina Panthers safety Mike Mitchell thinks fine money is going into Roger Goodell’s pocket

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