WASHINGTON – In other Redskins’ name news, Pro Football Talk reports that the San Francisco Chronicle has decided it will no longer use the Redskins name.
“No announcement has been made, and it’s not known whether an announcement is coming. It’s possible, we’re told, that the change will be explained in a column,” reports Mike Florio.
It was only the latest development in controversy over a name that some say is insensitive and offensive to Native Americans.
On Tuesday in New York, Redskins team owner Daniel Snyder met with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
Snyder has insisted he won’t change the team’s name. While Goodell seemed to back Snyder earlier this year, saying the team name has a positive meaning, the commissioner most recently said that if one person is offended by the name, the league needs to be listening.
On Wednesday, NFL executives are scheduled to meet with representatives of the Oneida Indian Nation, who say the name ‘Redskins’ is offensive and must be changed.