Washington Redskins expected to change name

The team is expected to announce today that it’s retiring its "Redskins" name, which has been criticized as racist.
1:12 | 07/13/20

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major new out of the NFL. A source telling ESPN that Washington's NFL team expected to announce today that it's retiring its controversial nickname. Rachel Scott joins us if Washington. This has been a years long and heated debate. Reporter: You're right and no word on the new name quarter but is expected to announce change is on the way. Many have said the team has always been behind the times. It was the last NFL team to integrate. They have held on to this controversial name widely seen as racist for 87 years and the team's owner making this reversal after previously saying he would never change the name and saying it honored native Americans but now buckling after pressure after corporate sponsors and backers demanded for the change. Nike and Amazon stopped selling the team's merchandise online. FedEx which owns the naming rights to the stadium behind me came out and also driving that change and, of course, lots of speculation on what the new name could potentially be. Some even tossing out the red tails in honor of the tuskegee Nice ring to it. Thanks so much. A lot of other headlines we're following. Next that breaking news overnight, actress Kelly Preston

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