Washington Redskins to Washington Post: Stop using our name

The Washington Redskins apparently have a new target. Now that they're done suing season ticket holders, and litigation against a journalist isn't enough, they have a new message to local news outlets.


The Post and other outlets can still talk about the Redskins, of course. (Photo: Associated Press)

Stop using our name.

The Yahoo! Sports blog Shutdown Corner says that the franchise asked the Washington Post to drop "Redskins" from the title of their "Redskins Insider" blog.

The Post also conspicuously dropped the Redskins moniker from one of their Twitter profiles, yet the profile image associated with the account still prominently displays the team's name.

This hasn't stopped D.C. Sports Bogger Dan Steinberg from having a little fun.

I'm now going to cover a D.C. United event. No, no, check that; I'm going to cover a Washington pro soccer team event. Sorry.less than a minute ago via web

 ESPN NFL analyst Trey Wingo also got in on the fun.

Redskins. I just said it. Now what RT @BobGlauber: I see @CindyBoren's Twitter bio has "Redskins" on it. Is that allowed?less than a minute ago via ÜberSocial


The Redskins say the move is being made to protect their brand; the team name will remain on programs directly associated with the Redskins Broadcast Network and on Comcast SportsNet, the team's official broadcast partner.

READ THE FULL STORY at Shutdown Corner.