Characterizing their meeting with the NFL about their disapproval of the use of Redskins by the Washington franchise as disappointing, representatives of the Oneida Indian Nation requested a meeting with all 32 NFL owners during Super Bowl week.
They hope to persuade the other team owners and Commissioner Roger Goodell to put pressure on Redskins owner Daniel Snyder to drop the nickname they find offensive.
The San Francisco Chronicle, meanwhile, became the latest publications to say it will no longer use the term “Redskins” when referring to Washington’s NFL team.
BROWNS: Team executive Jon Sandusky pleaded guilty to refusing a chemical test when he was pulled over last month for suspicion of drunken driving in Fargo. Sandusky, 36, received a suspended sentence in Fargo Municipal Court and was placed on unsupervised probation that requires him to complete a chemical dependency evaluation, defense attorney Mark Friese said.
Sandusky is the son of former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky, who is serving 30 to 60 years in prison for sexually abusing 10 boys over 15 years.
RAMS: Quarterback Sam Bradford will undergo surgery next Tuesday to repair a torn left knee ligament. He expects to be ready for the opener next season.
Bradford said the rest of the knee is intact and that it was a clean tear. Bradford was injured on a scramble in the second half of a loss at Carolina in Week 7. Backup Kellen Clemens will make his second straight start this week against Tennessee.
ELSEWHERE: The fate of a Florida man accused of fatally shooting Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor during a failed 2007 burglary is in the hands of a jury.
In a closing argument, a prosecutor urged the panel to rely primarily on Eric Rivera Jr.’s confession days after the crime, but Rivera testified in his own defense that police pressured him to confess and insisted that he didn’t even go inside Taylor’s Miami-area home that night.
Assistant State Attorney Reid Rubin said Rivera’s story was full of holes and jurors should consider his Nov. 30, 2007, videotaped confession overwhelming evidence of his guilt.