Dan Snyder On Redskins Name Change: “Over My Dead Body”
Many have been asking for the Washington Redskins to change their team nickname. It’s been going on for years, but owner Dan Snyder absolutely refuses to do so.
Despite commercials now getting aired and NFL players themselves saying it should happen, Snyder won’t do it. It appears that he’s willing to fight to the death to keep the nickname “Redskins” for the franchise.
At least that’s what NBC’s Al Michaels is saying, telling Jim Rome that Snyder basically said “over my dead body” to a name change.
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“It seems to me as if he is going to hold on,” Michaels said, via the Washington Post. “I mean all of the sudden — I mean, for 70-some odd years this was a zero issue, and then it became an issue. I understand we live in this politically correct environment. It’s crazier than ever; you know, senators want to weigh in on this, like there’s nothing better to do in Congress. This becomes a big issue. I mean, I just think it’s nuts.
“And I do know, I’ve talked to Snyder about it — not recently but when we were in Washington last year — and he basically said ‘over my dead body.’”