Ten former NFL players, including a former Raven and several who spent time on the Washington Redskins, face federal charges for allegedly defrauding the league’s health care benefit program, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday. Former Redskins players Clinton Portis, Robert McCune, John Eubanks and Carlos Rogers are named in filings in the U.S. […]
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a landmark decision last month holding that the prohibition on registration of “disparaging” trademarks under § 2(a) of the Lanham Act is unconstitutional because it violates the First Amendment. The Lanham Act provision that the In re Tam court found to be unconstitutional has been […]
Five Native Americans who successfully challenged the trademark for the Washington Redskins' name are asking a federal judge to dismiss the team's lawsuit over the decision.
The Washington Redskins and the Baltimore Ravens are among the most valuable NFL franchises. Forbes released its annual rankings of team’s values on Thursday, and the Redskins are the No. 3 most valuable team. Despite the team’s 3-13 mark last season, and controversy about its name, the organization is valued at $2.4 billion. Last year […]
A group of retired NFL players said in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that the league, thirsty for profits, illegally supplied them with risky narcotics and other painkillers that numbed their injuries for games and led to medical complications down the road.
WASHINGTON — The D.C. Council will take up a resolution next week urging the Washington Redskins to change their nickname. The council passed a similar resolution in 2001, and the new one has broad support on the 13-member body. It comes amid a national debate about the name, which some consider to be offensive to […]
MIAMI — The half-sister of slain Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor testified Tuesday that she knew the alleged shooter and that another suspect in the case saw Taylor give her a $10,000 cash birthday present weeks before the November 2007 slaying. Sasha Johnson, 27, said Eric Rivera Jr., 23, once played for a little league […]
ARLINGTON, Texas — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said he believes Washington owner Daniel Snyder is “way down the road” in consideration of whether the team should change its nickname. Goodell got a question Sunday about the latest debate over the name during a question-and-answer session with Dallas season ticket-holders before the Cowboys’ game against the […]
The name of a certain pro football team in Washington, D.C., has inspired protests, hearings, editorials, lawsuits, letters from Congress, even a presidential nudge. Yet behind the headlines, it’s unclear how many Native Americans think “Redskins” is a racial slur. Perhaps this uncertainty shouldn’t matter — because the word has an undeniably racist history, or […]
In what may be the first case of its kind, a former New York Giants linebacker is suing the Washington Redskins for a career-ending injury he suffered nine years ago — an injury he says was the result of a bounty program.
A few government and politics headlines for Monday morning.
Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot, who has made his opening statements at Board of Public Works meetings can't-miss political theater for at least the last year, returned to a favorite topic Wednesday morning: handicapping Maryland professional sports.