Redskins owner Daniel Snyder said he will never change the team's name despite opposition. (George Gojkovich/Getty Images)
Washington Redskins owner Daniel Synder will meet with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell this week about his team's nickname — a meeting that will come ahead of the NFL's meeting with a Native American group that opposes the nickname.
The Washington Post's Mark Maske reported on the planned Snyder-Goodell meeting, adding that its intention will be to "get more of an understanding from the club as to how it plans to address the issue." There is nothing to suggest that Snyder has changed his stance. He is a staunch defender of the nickname, as he explained in an open letter to Redskins' season-ticket holders in early October.
The NFL is scheduled to meet on Wednesday with representatives of the Oneida Indian Nation, which opposes the team's nickname and says it is offensive to Native Americans.
The issue of the Redskins' team name controversy has exploded onto the national scene this season. It has reached all the way up to President Barack Obama, who said he would “think about changing” the team’s name if he was its owner.