06.18.14

Washington’s Nickname Protested For 44 Years (And Counting)

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In the wake of Wednesday’s landmark decision by the U.S. Patent office to revoke trademark registration for the NFL’s Redskins, DC Sports Bog’s Dan Steinberg has published one of the documents supplied by the case’s plaintiff ; a 1972 letter to NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle written by former Redskins co-owner Edward Bennett Williams after discussing the nickname with Native Americans.

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