ASHBURN, VA. – Washington’s NFL team will get rid of the name “Redskins” on Monday, according to several reports.
It is unclear when a new name will be announced for one of the oldest franchise companies in the league.
USA Today, ESPN, the Washington Post, the Washington Times and the Sports Business Journal reported on Sunday evening that owner Dan Snyder will “withdraw” the name. Yahoo reported on Saturday that a name change was imminent.
The team launched a “thorough review” of the name the NFL supported on July 3. This happened after the prominent sponsors FedEx, Nike, PepsiCo and Bank of America, who asked the team to change the name.
FedEx is the title sponsor of the team̵
Over a dozen Native American leaders and organizations wrote to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell last week calling for an immediate end to Washington’s use of the name. In the letter the Associated Press received, they said that they “expected the NFL to carry out a robust and meaningful process of reconciliation with Indian movement leaders, tribes, and organizations to deal with the decades of emotional violence and other serious harm to it.” Repairing Racists The name of the team has brought something to the indigenous people. ”