“We want to finally half the destructive effects of the ‘R-word’ on our people and Native peoples everywhere,” Mr. Halbritter wrote in a letter he presented to the league Wednesday. “Additionally, as financial sponsors of the league, we are concerned that the league’s marketing of a racially derogatory term undermines the NFL’s ability to be a unifying force in America.”
Following the meeting — which Mr. Goodell did not attend —Mr. Halbritter told the Associated Press he wasn’t pleased with the result.
“Given the way the meeting transpired,” Mr. Halbritter said, “it became somewhat evident they were defending the continued use of the name. Of course, we’re disappointed.”