Washington retiring Redskins nickname and logo, team says

Team still looking for new name

WASHINGTON –  (FOX 5 DC) The Washington Redskins will officially retire the team’s nickname and logo, according to a statement by the team. WASHINGTON REDSKINS TEAM STATEMENT: “On July 3rd, we announced the commencement of a thorough review of the team’s name. The review has begun in earnest. As part of this process, we want to keep our sponsors, fans…

Redskins announce ‘thorough review’ of team name amid pressure from sponsors, NFL

Been name of Franchise since 1932

WASHINGTON- (AP) The Washington Redskins said Friday that the team will “undergo a thorough review” of its name, which is considered a derogatory term by Native Americans. This comes a day after FedEx, the sponsor of the team’s stadium in Prince George’s County, Maryland, since the late 1990s, asked the team to consider changing the name. Team owner Dan Snyder has…