Washington NFL Team Reveals Interim Nickname

Washington NFL Team Reveals Interim Nickname

Washington NFL Team Reveals Interim Nickname

Earlier in July, the franchise announced that they would drop the team name "Redskins", a name seen as offensive to Native Americans. Shortly after majority owner Dan Snyder announced the name change, a bombshell Washington Post report was dropped that detailed several sexual harassment allegations leveled by 15 former female employees against the organization.

The franchise has retired its "Redskins" nickname amid recent pressure from the National Football League, team minority owners and corporate partners. The name will remain until the team decides on a new permanent nickname, according to a report Thursday morning.

The NFL team formerly known as the Redskins will go by the Washington Football Team until a new name is chosen, a person with knowledge of the move told The Associated Press. This is the name it wants to use until the pending adoption of a new name in the future.

"Starting tomorrow and over the next 50 days, we will begin the process of retiring all Redskins branding from team properties". The team will also retire its longtime logo, which will be replaced by players' numbers on the squad's helmets, Schefter reported Monday.

Red Wolves and Red Tails are among the betting favorites for the new name. "No way! Oh man they had a thorough intense long board meeting about that one huh".

The controversy surrounding the name predated Snyder's purchase of the team in May 1999.

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