Washington Officially Retires Team Nickname Monday

Update: Washington made it official on Monday morning, announcing the franchise would no longer go by its former nickname. 

Ben Fischer of the Sports Business Journal reports that Washington plans to announce Monday that they’re retiring the team’s nickname.

According to Fischer, the team will not be announcing their new team nickname right away, as there are still some trademark issues to be sorted through at this time.

However, Fischer says sources were told on Sunday that the “thorough review” has concluded and the team feels it’s important to remove any doubts as to the future of the name.

It remains to be seen what kind of timeline there will be to announce the team’s new name, but Fischer mentions that there’s a sense of urgency inside the organization.

The team made it clear that they would be changing their name a few weeks ago after FedEx threatened to take its name off the team’s stadium if the name was not changed. Other sponsors including Pepsi, Bank of America and Nike later issued public statements calling for a name change.

We’ll have more regarding Washington and their new team name as the news is available.

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