Report: Redskins don't plan to use Native American imagery in new name
Geoff Burke / Reuters

The Washington Redskins franchise isn't planning to use any Native American imagery in a new nickname as it discusses a potential change, a source told Adam Schefter of ESPN.

The franchise announced a "thorough review" of the nickname last week after multiple sponsors, investors, and shareholders threatened to cut ties if it wasn't changed.

"This process allows the team to take into account not only the proud tradition and history of the franchise, but also input from our alumni, the organization, sponsors, the National Football League, and the local community it is proud to represent on and off the field," owner Dan Snyder said in a statement.

Washington's nickname change is reportedly expected to happen, and head coach Ron Rivera said he hopes it's implemented before the season.

Among the sponsors that asked for a name change are FedEx, which owns the naming rights to the team's stadium, and Nike, the team's uniforms and equipment supplier. Nike recently removed all of the team's gear from its website.

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