Redskins to have ‘thorough review’ of name amid race debate
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Redskins are undergoing what they say is a “thorough review” of their nickname.
The team said in a statement Friday it has been talking to the NFL for weeks about the subject. Owner Dan Snyder says the process will include input from alumni, sponsors, the league, community and members of the organization.
FedEx on Thursday called for the team to change its name, and Nike appeared to remove all Redskins gear from its online store.
The recent national debate on race has renewed calls for Snyder to change the name referred to as a dictionary-defined racial slur by experts and advocates.