Snyder: “We’ll never change the name” from Redskins


With more pressure then ever to change the name of his team, Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder has strengthened his stance.

“We will never change the name of the team,” Snyder told USA TODAY Sports this week. “As a lifelong Redskins fan, and I think that the Redskins fans understand the great tradition and what it’s all about and what it means, so we feel pretty fortunate to be just working on next season.”

Amanda Blackhorse, who is Navajo and the named plaintiff in the trademark suit said she would ask if Snyder would call her a redskin to her face.

“I think the best way is to just not comment on that type of stuff,” Snyder said. “I don’t know her.”

What if his football team loses an ongoing federal trademark lawsuit? Would he consider changing it then?

“We’ll never change the name,” he said. “It’s that simple. NEVER — you can use caps.”