Redskins spokesman slaps down reports about ‘Bravehearts’ name
After years of coming under fire for using what some consider a racial slur as a team name, then that push intensifying this year, Redskins owner Daniel Snyder could be getting ready to make a change according to reports.
The new name being floated around right now is the Washington Bravehearts.
According to TMZ, Snyder’s neighbor, Aris Mardirossian registered the Bravehearts name last Thursday, a patent license for “entertainment in the nature of football games.”
The report says Mardirossian also registered the domain name Washington Bravehearts.com the following day.
According to the Washington Post, a spokesman for the Washington Redskins, Tony Wyllie has repeatedly denied the reports.
On ESPN’ s 980’s Inside the Locker Room, he stated that there was no connection between the person who made the trademark and the Washington Redskins.
He also said that Snyder does not know the person named in TMZ’s report as his neighbor.