Washington Redskins

The Washington Redskins name is displayed on a building at their training facility at Redskins Park during NFL football minicamp, Wednesday, June 18, 2014, in Ashburn, Va. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

US Patent Office finds Redskins’ name offensive

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ruled Wednesday that the Washington Redskins’ name is “disparaging of Native Americans” and should be stripped of trademark protection — a decision that puts powerful new […]

06/18/2014

A Washington Redskins football helmet lies on the field during NFL football minicamp, Wednesday, June 18, 2014, in Ashburn, Va. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Trademark board rules against Redskins name

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Patent Office ruled Wednesday that the Washington Redskins nickname is “disparaging of Native Americans” and that the team’s federal trademarks for the name must be canceled. The 2-1 ruling comes […]

06/18/2014

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., faces reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 11, 2014.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Reid rejects Redskins invite, presses for change

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he won’t attend a Washington Redskins home game until the football team changes its name. In a letter Monday to the team’s president, Reid called the […]

06/17/2014

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50 senators to NFL: Change Redskins’ racist name

WASHINGTON (AP) — Half the U.S. Senate urged NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday to change the Washington Redskins’ name, saying it is a racist slur and the time is ripe to replace it. In […]

05/22/2014

Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder walks off the field before an NFL football game against the New York Giants Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Redskins’ Snyder says team name is ‘not an issue’

STERLING, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder said Tuesday it’s time for people to “focus on reality” concerning Native American matters instead of criticizing the team’s nickname. “We understand the issues out there, […]

04/22/2014

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) is sacked by New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck (91) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Landover, Md. The Giants won 24-17. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

NFL says officials erred at end of Sunday night game

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL says Sunday night’s officiating crew should have stopped play and eliminated confusion about the down and distance at the end of the Giants’ 24-17 victory at Washington. With New […]

12/02/2013

Umpire Roy Ellison (81) during an NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and the Houston Texans at Ford Field in Detroit. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski, File)

Pollard Alliance asks NFL for language penalty

NEW YORK (AP) — The Fritz Pollard Alliance has sent a letter to the NFL calling for a 15-yard penalty for use of abusive language on the field by players or officials. The alliance sent […]

11/25/2013

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SF Chronicle to stop using ‘Redskins’ in print

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Chronicle is joining a growing list of publications that will stop using the term “Redskins” when referring to Washington’s NFL team. Managing Editor Audrey Cooper said Wednesday that […]

10/30/2013

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Team name controversy

The Washington Redskins have received pressure from Native American groups to change the team name. A look at teams that have changed or are considering changing their mascots and logos.

10/08/2013

Ray Halbritter, National Representative of the Oneida Indian Nation gestures as he speaks during the Oneida Indian Nation's Change the Mascot symposium, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, in Washington, calling for the Washington Redskins NFL football team to change its name. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

NFL says it’ll meet with tribe about Redskins name

WASHINGTON (AP) — The NFL is prepared to meet with an Indian tribe pushing for the Washington Redskins to drop the team’s nickname. Just not this week. As league owners gathered Monday in the nation’s […]

10/07/2013

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) runs out of bounds as Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews dives for him during the second quarter of an NFL football game in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

ESPN, Fox earn record NFL opener ratings

NEW YORK (AP) — San Francisco’s victory over Green Bay was the highest-rated and most-watched telecast of any kind since the Academy Awards in February, leading Fox to its best NFL opening week ever. Sunday’s […]

09/10/2013

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US poll finds widespread support for Redskins name

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s been a rough offseason for the Washington Redskins, and not just because of the knee injury to star quarterback Robert Griffin III. The team’s nickname has faced a new barrage of […]

05/02/2013

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