The Fritz Pollard Alliance, which works closely with the NFL on issues related to diversity, says it’s time for a new name for Washington’s NFL team.
“Over the last year, FPA has had multiple conversations with leaders of the Washington Football Club, including owner Dan Snyder and Club President Bruce Allen, as well as leaders in the Native American community. Based on our study and conversations, we believe the Washington Club should cease using the name,” Fritz Pollard Alliance Chair John Wooten and Executive Director Harry Carson said in a joint statement.
The Fritz Pollard Alliance says it would like to assist in setting up a face-to-face meeting between Snyder and Native American leaders, hoping that may result in progress being made.
The NFL has said that it is up to Snyder to decide whether his team changes its name. Snyder has said he will never change the name.