I got the answer, hear me out. We release all current Washington Redskin players. We replace them with Native Americans. How can the Oneida Indian Nation be offended now when the team is full of “Redskins”? Then the name Washington Redskins won’t be offensive anymore. Problem solved.
Originally posted on ProFootballTalk:
The ongoing debate regarding the Redskins name has been turned up a notch.
In a letter to Commissioner Roger Goodell that Oneida Indian Nation released to the media after its Wednesday meeting with the NFL, Nation Representative Ray Halbritter asked Goodell to “refer Washington team owner Dan Snyder to the league Executive Committee for possible sanctions” in connection with the ongoing use of the Redskins name.
Halbritter explained that the NFL’s bylaws authorize Goodell to take action “against any owner who is ‘guilty of conduct detrimental to the welfare of the League or professional football.’” Halbritter also points out that Goodell has enforced that rule for situations “far less egregious than the use of a racial epithet as a team’s name.”