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Daniel Snyder: No plans to change Washington Redskins' name

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Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder still has no plans to change the franchise's team name.

Snyder met Tuesday with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to discuss the team's name, a person familiar with the matter told The Washington Post.

Snyder's meeting with Goodell took place a day before the league's scheduled meeting with the Oneida Indian Nation, a group that believes the Redskins' name is offensive and would like it changed. The meeting with Goodell was scheduled for the purpose of gathering information about how the Redskins plan to address the situation, The Post reported.

Earlier in October, Snyder wrote a letter to the team's fan base stating that the Redskins' team name "was, and continues to be, a badge of honor. ... I've listened carefully to the commentary and perspectives on all sides, and I respect the feelings of those who are offended by the team name. But I hope such individuals also try to respect what the name means, not only for all of us in the extended Washington Redskins family, but among Native Americans too."

Goodell has said in the past that the league must listen to those who find the Redskins' name offensive, but the final decision on the name rests with Snyder.

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