UPDATE (9:30 a.m. ET): Owner Dan Snyder just announced, “Today, we are announcing we will be retiring the Redskins name and logo upon completion of this review.” He added that he is working with head coach Ron Rivera on a new name and logo design.
UPDATE (8:15 a.m. ET): The Atlanta Braves said in a letter to season ticket holders that the team will not be changing its name, but is looking into the future of the fans’ “tomahawk chop.” (ESPN)
Daniel Snyder, the owner of the NFL’s Washington team, is expected to announce the retirement of the Redskins name and reveal the new team name on Monday morning, a source told USA Today Sports.
The new name for the team at this point is a secret, but among those considered on social media include Warriors, Red Wolves and Redtails.
Native American tribes and other organizations have been calling for the franchise to change the team’s name, but Snyder ignored such requests until about two weeks ago, when one of the team’s most prominent corporate sponsors encouraged him to make the change. (USA Today)
- Major League Baseball still has to deal with the Cleveland Indians and the Atlanta Braves.
- Since there aren’t going to be fans in the stands this season, we don’t have to worry about the Tomahawk Chop this season.
- Is the Kansas City Chiefs OK? Or should they change their name, too?