Washington NFL Franchise Dropping "Redskins" From Name

Amid Social And Corporate Pressure, Washington Redskins Are Changing Their Name

Amid Social And Corporate Pressure, Washington Redskins Are Changing Their Name

Washington's NFL franchise will no longer be known as the "Redskins."

The team announced today that it will drop the Redskins name and Indian head logo effective immediately. 

It's unclear when a new name will be picked, as copyrights are pending. 

The move comes less than two weeks after FedEx, the company that owns the naming rights to the stadium the team plays in, asked the franchise to change the nickname. 

Other sponsors also asked the team to change the nickname as well. The team had announced on July 3rd a "thorough review" process was being conducted. The team's moniker had long been decried as racist.

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