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NFL to meet with Oneida Indian Nation

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09:00 AM ET 10.26 | Oneida Indian officials who oppose the Redskins nickname as a slur will meet with NFL officials next week in New York City, a tribe spokesman said Friday. The meeting agreed to by NFL officials earlier this month is scheduled for Wednesday in New York City, Oneida Indian Nation spokesman Brett Stagnitti told The Associated Press. The upstate New York tribe and its leader Ray Halbritter became prominent critics of the team's name after funding a "Change the Mascot" radio ad campaign and a symposium in Washington on the harmful effects of the nickname. Halbritter, whose tribe runs a large casino resort in Verona in central New York, says the name is degrading and has devastating effects, especially on younger Indians.

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October 26, 2013  09:20 AM ET

Don't meet with them. Just ignore them.

There's no reason to give these crybabies any free publicity.

October 26, 2013  09:21 AM ET

That's a good plan. Get all their leaders in one place. I believe it was made popular by General George Armstrong Custer.

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October 26, 2013  09:30 AM ET

Sounds like somebody will benefit from free publicity for a casino.

October 26, 2013  09:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

hey danny...........give'em all beads-n-blankets = they'll be ~happy~...!!

You'll need to get the Small Pox samples from the CDC.

October 26, 2013  09:38 AM ET

Aren't these the "Hippies" with the free love, community children, and silverware?

October 26, 2013  09:40 AM ET

Hail to the Redskins!!

October 26, 2013  09:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

hey danny...........give'em all beads-n-blankets = they'll be ~happy~...!!

Don't forget to bring firewater

October 26, 2013  09:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Sounds like somebody will benefit from free publicity for a casino.

Hmmmm?

October 26, 2013  09:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Don't meet with them. Just ignore them. There's no reason to give these crybabies any free publicity.

That's a bit harsh but, I wonder if anybody would even remember who the Oneidas are if it wasn't for the Washington Redskins.

I think some publicity is better than no publicity.

October 26, 2013  09:53 AM ET

Goodell is a sucker for agreeing to a meeting. But then again there could be some free chips at the casino on the table, if he plays his *cards* right!!!!!!!

October 26, 2013  09:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Sounds like somebody will benefit from free publicity for a casino.

Goodell might come out of that meeting with an agreement to have NFL Sunday ticket put in every casino, NFL merchandise sold in every lobby and legal wagering on games. follow the money.

October 26, 2013  09:55 AM ET
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That's a good plan. Get all their leaders in one place. I believe it was made popular by General George Armstrong Custer.

You do know how that ended right? Do they issue text books in Texas or just bibles? Or is it something in the water that makes you all immune to an education?

October 26, 2013  09:57 AM ET
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Goodell might come out of that meeting with an agreement to have NFL Sunday ticket put in every casino, NFL merchandise sold in every lobby and legal wagering on games. follow the money.

You are wise 50, I did not see that.

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October 26, 2013  10:22 AM ET
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You are wise 50, I did not see that.

Whatever happened to Randolf Scott, Buffalo Bill , the Durango kid?

Why do I get visions of the Lone Ranger and Tonto meeting in a corporate suite.

Note: Tonto means moron or fool in Spanish. Stuff ya just cannot make up.

October 26, 2013  10:38 AM ET

Wonder if Roger will bring up the use of the name " Black Jack " during the meeting?

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October 26, 2013  11:09 AM ET

This tribe is a mickey mouse tribe. They are thumping their chest yelling what about us. Will you are only a small tribe taking on more powerful tribe. For Goodell even talking to this morons lowers the honor to the rest of us Native American's.

 
October 26, 2013  11:19 AM ET

Washington Warriors, Baby!!!

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