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SBD/March 11, 2013/Franchises
NFLPA Reportedly Willing To Take Joint Legal Action With Redskins Over Salary Cap Penalty
Published March 11, 2013
WHAT'S IN A NAME? In DC, Mike Wise writes Redskins Owner Dan Snyder should be "proactive before the courts" regarding the team's controversial nickname, before NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell "takes it out" of his hands." Snyder should act "before the National Congress of American Indians aligns with another powerful political minority lobby to launch a boycott" of the team's sponsors and "starts taking money out" of his pocket. Wise writes if he were in Snyder's position, "I name them the Washington Warriors. I do away with the spears, the logo and all native peoples' imagery. I honorably retire the old name in a ceremony to include tribal chiefs and I dedicate the new name to the Wounded Warriors and every soldier who has served our country." With momentum for change "growing, the owner will continue to come across as a petty, little man on the wrong side of history" (WASHINGTON POST, 3/11).