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Are The Washinton Redskins Changing Their Name To The Washington Bravehearts?

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Rumors are floating all over the internet that the Washington Redskins are changing their name to the Washington Bravehearts. Is this true? Here’s what we found floating around:

According to the USA Today, a registration application for the “Washington Bravehearts” was received by the U.S Patent and Trademark Office on October 17th. According to the application obtained by USA TODAY Sports, is “Entertainment in the nature of football games.” Does this deal with the Redskins? According to this report, no.

“There is no connection between the registering of this trademark and the Washington Redskins,” said Tony Wyllie, senior vice president of the pro football club that has been under fire for its team name from a range of critics including the Oneida Indian Nation and newspaper columnists. Even the president of the United States said he’d think about changing the name if he owned the team.”

Daniel Snyder, the team’s owner, has been quoting as saying he would never change the team’s name. He wrote a letter to the team’s fans this month in which he said he respected the opinions of those who are offended by the name but explained why he believes it should stay.

Here’s where the story gets your mind thinking more about the Redskins:

According to, The company name “Washington Bravehearts” was registered by Aris Mardirossian, a neighbor of Redskins’ owner Dan Snyder. Also it should be pointed out that the website is already registered as ““.

This doesn’t mean that the Redskins are on the verge of a name change. But it is curious timing given the controversy surrounding the racial aspect of the “Redskins” name in recent months.

It’s still very interesting to watch and see what happens. At this moment, we can’t confirm the name change being related to the Washington Redskins.
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