Dan Snyder Officially Retires “Redskins” Name and Logo

Washington, D.C. (Monday, July 13, 2020) – It’s official.  The name “Washington Redskins” is no more.  Washington’s NFL team announced today it will drop the name and the Indian head logo immediately.

The move ends an 87 year history amid a time of reckoning over racial injustice.  While the new name has yet to be announced, the removal of the team name comes less than two weeks after team owner Dan Snyder revealed the team would undergo a through review of the name.

Snyder had been facing mounting pressure from sponsors to change the name.  Nike, FedEx, Pepsi, Bank of America, and many more, all had lined up against the name.

In making the announcement today, the team said it is retiring the name and log and that Snyder and coach Ron Rivera are working together to come up with a new name and design.

There have been reports that the new name could not be revealed because the team is fighting over a trademark issue for the new name.