Under Pressure, Washington NFL Team Drops Name

Law360 (July 13, 2020, 1:25 PM EDT) -- The NFL's Washington team said Monday it will abandon its controversial Redskins name, slammed by critics as a racist term referring to Native Americans, and its traditional logo after sponsors pushed the team to make the move.

The team had announced July 3 it would be reviewing the name, after FedEx, which has naming rights to the team's Maryland stadium, FedExField, told team owner Dan Snyder it would pull out of the agreement if the team didn't change its name.

"Today, we are announcing we will be retiring the Redskins name and logo upon completion of this review," the team said...

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