Bloomberg Law
July 13, 2020, 5:56 PM

Washington NFL Team Bows to Pressure, Drops ‘Redskins’ Name (2)

Derek Wallbank
Derek Wallbank
Bloomberg News

Under mounting pressure from sponsors and retailers, Washington’s NFL team will no longer be known as the Redskins, an offensive term for Native Americans.

The club began a review of the name July 3 and “will be retiring the Redskins name and logo upon completion of this review,” according to a team statement Monday. Dan Snyder, the principal owner, and Ron Rivera, the head coach, “are working to develop a new name and design approach.”

It’s a sudden reversal by Snyder, who refused for years even to entertain the possibility. In 2013, when the franchise was defending its ...

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