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

July 13, 2020, 5:56 PM

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 ...