From ThinkProgress comes the news that back in 2013, Senator Maria Cantwell met with Roger Goodell to discuss the offensive nature of the Washington Redskins’ name, and formulate a real, action-oriented and decisive plan focused on taking real action to fix the problem. During the meeting, which was lauded by advocacy groups from both sides as “a real meeting of the minds” and “refreshingly open and honest”, Goodell compromised with Cantwell and devised a plan to change the name of the Redskins, while still holding true to the values of the NFL and minimizing the monetary damage to the brand.
Oh wait, no, none of that happened.
According to ThinkProgress, Goodell largely repeated the same buzzword-filled defense of the name that Dan Snyder used in his open letter, describing the name as an honorable one, despite releasing a statement last year saying that the NFL needed to listen to these concerns more specifically. Who would have thought that in the face of litigation the NFL would get defensive and snippy?