Washington Redskins undergoing ‘thorough’ review of franchise’s name

LOUDOUN Co., Va. (WKBT) – The Washington Redskins announced today the franchise will be undergoing a “thorough review” of the team’s name.

The announcement comes in response to racial tension around the country and community feedback, according to the statement.

“This process allows the team to take into account not only the proud tradition and history of the franchise but also input from our alumni, the organization, sponsors, the National Football League and the local community it is proud to represent on and off the field,” owner Dan Snyder said.

The organization has been discussing the name change internally for the last several weeks.