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Washington Redskins expected to announce name change

Reports: Washington Redskins to announce name change Monday
Posted at 8:43 AM, Jul 13, 2020

(LEX 18) — According to a report, the Washington Redskins are expected to announce Monday that the team will retire its nickname.

The decision comes 11 days after naming-rights sponsor, Fedex's public statement asking for a change to the controversial moniker. Reports indicate the new nickname will not be announced immediately because trademark issues are pending.

The timeline for announcing a new name remains unclear.

In a private letter on the same day as its public statement, Fedex threatened to take its name off the team's stadium after the end of the season if the name was not changed.