Daniel Snyder Is Still Refusing to Change the Name of the Redskins

The Redskins owner is going to continue to dig his heels in and stick with "Redskins" for his team name.

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Redskins owner Daniel Snyder has come under so much scrutiny during the NFL offseason for refusing to consider the idea of changing his team's name that you would think that, at some point, he would just cave and change it. But recently, Snyder sat down and did an interview with ESPN's Outside the Lines and revealed that he is not going to change the name anytime soon. And during the interview, he continued to defend the name, much like he has done in the past.

"The name really means honor, respect," he said. "We sing 'Hail to the Redskins.' We don't say hurt anybody. We say 'Hail to the Redskins. Braves on the war path. Fight for old D.C.' We only sing it when we score a touchdown."

Snyder also explained what the word "Redskin" means to him during the interview.

"A Redskin is a football player," he said. "A Redskin is our fans. The Washington Redskins fan base represents honor, represents respect, represents pride. Hopefully winning. And, and, it, it's a positive. Taken out of context…you can take things out of context all over the place. But in this particular case, it is what it is. It's very obvious."

Snyder's OTL interview will air on September 2 on ESPN2. Any thoughts on Snyder's decision to defend the Redskins' team name again?

[via ESPN]

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