Redskins’ Snyder stands firm on name
Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder insisted again on Tuesday that he will not change the team’s name despite continuing objections by Native Americans.
“We understand the issues out there, and we’re not an issue,” said Snyder, who was speaking at a ceremony after the Redskins donated $100,000 to Park View High School to go toward the installation of a synthetic turf field.
“The real issues are real-life issues, real-life needs, and I think it’s time that people focus on reality.”
Snyder responded to critics of his Original Americans Foundation, which is providing money and resources to tribal communities throughout the country. One criticism is that he is trying to buy good will to deflect attention from those who want the team name changed.