Dan Snyder: "We'll never change the name. It's that simple. NEVER — you can use caps."

Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

The Redskins owner made a rare public quote to chime in his thoughts on the Redskins' name change debate.

I know this topic is not one people like to talk about on this site. Trust me...I am well aware of it and the millions of celebrities that chime in I let get flow through my Twitter timeline to save everyone the grief.

Well, when the owner speaks; however, that is a bit different. USA Today Sports was able to ask Dan about the issue and frankly, I'm quite surprised they got such a straight answer:

"We will never change the name of the team. As a lifelong Redskins fan, and I think that the Redskins fans understand the great tradition and what it's all about and what it means, so we feel pretty fortunate to be just working on next season."

"We'll never change the name," he said. "It's that simple. NEVER - you can use caps."

And I especially like the cojones USA Today had to ask this followup:

Later Thursday, USA TODAY Sports will publish a story about Amanda Blackhorse, who is Navajo and the named plaintiff in the trademark suit. She said if she ever had the chance, she'd ask Snyder if he would dare to call her a redskin to her face.

"I think the best way is to just not comment on that type of stuff," Snyder said. "I don't know her."

Too bad Steven Seagal or some other Tom Cruise Hollywood friend is not Native American.

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He was elected to Washington's City Council in November, and he plans to introduce a resolution Wednesday to rename the team.

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