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Washington Redskins Getting Ready To Cave On Name

July 3, 2020

The owner of the Washington Redskins has announced the team is planning “to undergo a thorough review of the team’s name” — which is setting expectations of a change.

Dan Snyder, owner of the National Football League team, has long said he would never change the team’s name, which has withstood attacks from people who say it belittles American Indians — as well as drawing support from people who say it pays honor to them.

“It’s over,” two unnamed team officials told USA Today on Friday, July 3 after the team’s announcement.

The team began as the Boston Braves in 1932. The name changed to Boston Redskins in 1933. In 1937 the team moved to Washington D.C., becoming the Washington Redskins.



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