The Washington Redskins aren’t ready to stop using their name, but a major newspaper in another city is.
Per multiple industry sources, the San Francisco Chronicle has decided to no longer print the term “Redskins.”
No announcement has been made, and it’s not known whether an announcement is coming. It’s possible, we’re told, that the change will be explained in a column.
Regardless, the decision was communicated internally on Friday, October 25. The 49ers play at Washington on Monday, November 25.
On Wednesday, representatives from the Oneida Indian Nation will meet with NFL executives regarding the opposition to the team’s name. Team owner Daniel Snyder reportedly told Commissioner Roger Goodell on Tuesday that Snyder has no plans to change the name.