When NFL owners meet in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday they won’t be talking about changing the Redskins nickname, but it does appear that the issue will be discussed in the near future.
After members of the Oneida Indian Nation protested the name earlier this week, NFL owners reportedly agreed to meet with them on November 22 at the league's offices in New York City.
Aldopho Birch, the league's VP of labor relations, reportedly wrote a letter to Oneida Nation to raise the possibility of a potential meeting.
The Redskins’ nickname has come under increased scrutiny recently and even President Barack Obama said he would "think about changing" the name because it offends “a sizeable group of people.”
"I don't know whether our attachment to a particular name should override the real legitimate concerns that people have about these things," Obama said. “I don't want to detract from the wonderful Redskins fans that are here. They love their team and rightly so.”
Redskins owner Daniel Snyder has vowed to never change the name but NFL commissioner Roger Goodell seems like he would be open to the idea.
"If one person's offended, we have to listen," Goodell said. "And ultimately, it is Dan's decision. But it is something that I want all of us to go out and make sure we're listening to our fans, listening to people who have a different view, and making sure that we continue to do what's right to make sure that team represents the strong tradition that it has for so many years."