Washington to Undergo ‘Thorough Review of the Team’s Name’ After Calls for Change

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The announcement comes after stadium sponsor FedEx requested a change to the team’s controversial name.

Washington announced Friday that the franchise will “undergo a thorough review of the team’s name” following requests for a change to its nickname.

The team said the review formalizes the initial discussions it has had with the NFL in recent weeks. 

“In light of recent events around our country and feedback from our community, the Washington Redskins are announcing the team will undergo a thorough review of the team’s name,” the organization said in a statement. 

Many Native American leaders have long called for the changing of the nickname, which the franchise has used since 1933. 

The team’s announcement comes after stadium sponsor FedEx requested a change to the team’s name. FedEx paid Washington $205 million for naming rights to the stadium in 1998 in a deal that lasts through 2025. Frederick Smith, the chairman, CEO and president of

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