• NFL February 3, 2021 10:02 pm

    Washington's NFL Team to Change Name and Logo

    Washington’s NFL team announced on Monday that they will be changing their team name and logo after corporate sponsors urged them to drop the old name, which is a racist slur.

  • Football July 14, 2020 9:19 am

    Washington Football Team to Change Name, Logo After Decades of Pressure

    Washington’s NFL team announced Monday that it will change its name, following decades of pressure to stop using a dictionary-defined racial slur.  A new name and logo will be announced at a later date after a thorough review, the team said in a statement Monday morning. “Dan Snyder and Coach Rivera are working closely to develop a new name...

  • Chicago Blackhawks July 7, 2020 9:13 pm

    Blackhawks Issue Statement Standing Behind Team's Nickname, Logo

    Amid the decisions made by several professional sports teams to re-evaluate their use of Native American imagery and nicknames, the Chicago Blackhawks are standing by their logo and team name.

  • Washington Redskins July 3, 2020 8:05 pm

    Washington's Football Team to Review Name With NFL's Support

    The Washington Redskins say they will “undergo a thorough review of the team’s name” as pressure builds to change the name the owner has defended for years. Moments after the team’s announcement, Pepsi joined calls for a new name. The previous day, FedEx, which sponsors the team’s stadium, said the same. Team owner Dan Snyder said in a statement...

  • FedEx July 3, 2020 2:30 pm

    FedEx Asks Washington Football Team to Change Name

    FedEx has asked the Washington Redskins to change the team’s name. “We have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name,” FedEx confirmed in a statement. FedEx owns the naming rights to the stadium in Landover, Maryland, where the team plays its home games, through 2025, having signed a deal in 1999 reported at…

  • RFK Stadium June 19, 2020 1:14 pm

    DC Monument to Redskins Founder Is Vandalized, Removed

    A memorial outside RFK Stadium honoring the first owner of the Washington Redskins was spraypainted Thursday night and removed Friday morning.  Like so many statues and memorials around the country being targeted for honoring racists, the words “Change the name” were scrawled in dripping red paint on the monument to George Preston Marshall.  Pressure is mounting for the team...

  • NFL December 12, 2019 12:28 pm

    10 Ex-NFL Players Charged With Defrauding Health Care Program

    Ten former NFL players were charged in a multimillion-dollar scheme to defraud the league’s health care benefit program by submitting false claims for medical equipment, including devices used on horses, the Justice Department said Thursday. The players were charged in two separate indictments filed in federal court in Kentucky, accusing them of conspiracy, wire fraud and healthcare fraud. Prosecutors...

  • NBCUniversal Inc. August 2, 2019 3:54 pm

    Dog Rescue Means World to Redskins Rookie

    Washington Redskins rookie guard Wes Martin last summer started Brave Breed Rescue to save at-risk dogs and raised over $1,000 for the organization at his pre-draft pro day.

  • Instagram July 11, 2019 4:02 pm

    NFL Star Josh Norman Runs With the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain

    Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman is used to facing tough opponents head on, but none can compare to taking on a bull at the infamous running with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain yesterday. A video shows Norman jumping over a bull as if it were a car, and immediately afterward he took to his Instagram story to share his explanation...

  • SHERIFF December 18, 2018 11:19 pm

    Redskins Player Charged in Drunken Virginia Attack, Sheriff's Officials Say

    Washington Redskins player Montae Nicholson is accused of assaulting a man early Tuesday in Loudoun County, Virginia, the sheriff’s office says.

  • Attorney June 29, 2017 9:27 pm

    Justice Department Gives Up Washington Redskins Name Fight

    The Justice Department is giving up the legal fight over the name of the Washington Redskins....
    In a letter to a federal appeals court, the department said last week’s Supreme Court decision in favor of an Asian-American band calling itself the Slants means the NFL team will prevail in a legal battle to cancel the team’s trademarks because the name is...

  • Asher Klein June 19, 2017 7:29 pm

    Government Can't Refuse Disparaging Trademarks, Supreme Court Rules

    The Supreme Court says the government can’t refuse to register trademarks that are considered offensive. The ruling Monday is a win for an Asian-American rock band called the Slants and it gives a major boost to the Washington Redskins in their separate legal fight over the team name. The justices said part of a law that bars the government from...

  • NBC April 26, 2016 1:42 am

    Washington Redskins Want Supreme Court to Take Trademark Case Over Name

    The Washington Redskins want the Supreme Court to take up their trademark battle with the government over whether their name is offensive, which could jeopardize whether the team can make money from the name. The case, in which the U.S. Patent Office found the name was derogatory to Native Americans, is supposed to be heard by a Richmond appeals court....

  • JUDGE February 24, 2015 10:05 am

    Washington NFL Football Team: Canceling Trademark Violates Free-Speech Rights

    Lawyers for the Washington football team are telling a judge that the team’s free-speech rights will be infringed upon if a federal panel’s decision to cancel the team’s trademarks is allowed to stand.

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