The Washington Redskins are officially no longer the Washington Redskins.
Washington announced Monday it will retire its name and logo at the conclusion of its review of the name, which began on July 3. In a statement, the team said owner Dan Snyder and coach Ron Rivera are “working closely” to develop a new name, one that can stand “for the next 100 years.”
The franchise took the moniker “Redskins” in 1933 when founding owner George Preston Marshall renamed his team, formerly the Boston Braves. The name came under fire over the next decades and Washington faced a renewed push to make a change in the wake of George Floyd’s death.
Washington’s full statement can be found below:
On July 3rd, we announced the commencement of a thorough review of the team’s name. That review has begun in earnest. As part of this process, we want to keep our sponsors, fans and community apprised of our thinking as we go forward.
Today, we are announcing we will be retiring the Redskins name and logo upon completion of this review.
Dan Snyder and Coach Rivera are working closely to develop a new name and design approach that will enhance the standing of our proud, tradition rich franchise and inspire our sponsors, fans and community for the next 100 years.