Washington Redskins dropping name Monday, according to reports
WASHINGTON - Whispers that a name change for the Washington Redskins could arrive sooner rather than later are getting louder.
On Sunday, Sports Business Daily – citing a source – indicated that the team that plays in the nation’s capital will make an announcement on Monday.
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USA Today also reported that an announcement about dropping the name will arrive on Monday.
According to the report, the organization will not assign a new name to the team at this point.
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Saturday, another outlet indicated that the name change is imminent when senior NFL reporter for Yahoo Charles Robinson told ESPN Radio’s Dallas-Fort Worth station that “Washington is about to have a new name – over the next 24, 48 hours.”
The Redskins have been under increasing pressure to change their controversial nickname and logo.
Within the last two weeks, FedEx - which owns the naming rights to Washington's stadium - asked the team to change its name.
The program has said it will conduct a "thorough review" of the team's name.
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Saturday evening, the Redskins declined to comment on the report from Robinson, saying they will not provide a statement until their review if complete.