Washington to Shed ‘Redskins’ Name Monday

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Washington’s NFL group will do away with the identify ‘Redskins’ on Monday, based on a number of stories.

It’s unclear when a brand new identify shall be revealed for one of many league’s oldest franchises.

USA At this time, ESPN, The Washington Put up, Washington Occasions and Sports activities Enterprise Journal reported Sunday night time that proprietor Dan Snyder is ready to “retire” the identify. Yahoo, on Saturday, reported a reputation change was imminent.

The group launched a ‘thorough overview’ of the identify July three that the NFL supported. That got here within the aftermath of outstanding sponsors FedEx, Nike, PepsiCo and Financial institution of America asking the group to alter the identify.

FedEx is the title sponsor of the group’s stadium in Landover, Maryland, and CEO Frederick Smith is a minority proprietor. Nike and different corporations pulled group gear from their on-line shops.

Over a dozen Native American leaders and organizations wrote to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell final week demanding a right away finish to Washington’s use of the identify. Within the letter that was obtained by The Related Press, they stated they “anticipate the NFL to have interaction in a strong, significant reconciliation course of with Native American motion leaders, tribes, and organizations to restore the a long time of emotional violence and different severe harms this racist group identify has brought on to Native Peoples.”

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