The Washington Redskins name-change fight is heating up.
Redskins owner Dan Snyder, who previously insisted he would never change the team's nickname even though some people find it offensive, wrote a letter to his team's season-ticket holders defending his position.
"I've listened carefully to the commentary and perspectives on all sides, and I respect the feelings of those who are offended by the team name," Snyder said in the letter. "But I hope such individuals also try to respect what the name means, not only for all of us in the extended Washington Redskins family, but among Native Americans too."
In response Wednesday, Oneida Indian Nation representative Ray Halbritter wrote: "We are glad to see that Mr. Snyder is listening to the growing number of critics on this issue...