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Uncle Sam dipped his beak in the NFL waters this week, making a statement about football’s most controversial franchise
Feldman said that it is “hard to say,” about the likely hood of the Redskins to change there name. Congress and the Senate are talking about it. The NFL has its own rules and procedures with dealing with these things but are very confidential.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan is criticizing a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office decision disallowing the Washington Redskins’ nickname because it is “disparaging.”
A legal blow to the Washington Redskins. The U.S. Patent Office canceled its trademark, calling it disparaging of Native Americans. It’s a move that, if successful, could hit the NFL team where it hurts: its pocketbook.
Mike Wise joined Vinny and Rob to discuss todays ruling by the United States Patent and Trademark Office canceling the Redskins trademark registration of the name
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he won’t attend a Washington Redskins home game until the football team changes its name.
Controversy surrounding the Washington Redskins team name continues. The team and the NFL are still refusing to change the name.
Redskins President Bruce Allen says in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid that the NFL team’s nickname is “respectful” toward Native Americans.
A renewed push to change the name of the Washington Redskins. Fifty U.S. senators sent a letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, including some from Maryland. They say the name is a racist slur and now is the time to change it.
A member of Congress is requesting a hearing on the Washington Redskins’ name, calling it “another example of racial insensitivity in sports” in the wake of Donald Sterling’s lifetime ban from the NBA.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says it’s time for the NFL’s Washington Redskins to change their name, linking the issue to racist comments by a professional basketball team owner.