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WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – “We’ll never change the name. It’s simple. NEVER.”

That’s what Redskins owner Daniel Snyder told USA Today Sports Thursday, with the added caveat, “you can use caps.”

Snyder putting his foot down, so to speak, may be what it takes to bring some finality to a debate that’s raged on all offseason over the offensive nature of the team name ‘Redskins.’

This is an issue that’s been picked apart from every angle, put back together, then dissected again from what seems like the moment Washington was eliminated from the playoffs, and as Snyder said, “we feel pretty fortunate to be just working on next season.”

He’s remained silent on the polarizing issue up until now, as spokespersons from either side – sanctioned and unsanctioned – have exchanged blows over a name that’s been a staple in the nation’s capital since 1937.

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