"It's probably a smart move in that the players association is trying to identify a better forum than what the NFL would prefer," said McCann, a sports law professor at the University of New Hampshire. "Even though Texas isn't necessarily a great forum for labor, it's better than going to the court where the Brady decision is binding precedent."
"There isn't going to be a court decision that requires the team to drop the name," Mr. McCann said. "The Redskins will keep the team name as long as they want. The only mechanism that would force them to change it would be pressure by the NFL and the commissioner."