Jason Wright, who is the first Black president of an NFL club in the league's history, spoke about criticism the team faced over its previous name and the plan to change it.
"No way! Oh man they had a thorough intense long board meeting about that one huh," LeBron James tweeted Thursday.
Washington's NFL franchise announced last week it will drop its nickname for the first time in 87 years and other teams could follow suit.
A report in The Washington Post claims the franchise encouraged a culture of sexual harassment between 2006 and 2019.
The NFL team could help further educate fans by naming their team after a group of Native Americans who worked "to help win World War II."
In his tweet, Steve Guest, the Rapid Response Director of the Republican National Committee, wrote, "Hey Joe Biden, are you still a Redskins fan?"
The franchise owner seven years vowed he would never change the name of the team but has been forced to backtrack and change its stance.
The Washington football team has used the controversial nickname since 1933.
The Washington Redskins franchise will officially drop its reference to Native Americans on Monday and could replace it with Red Tails.
Redskins owner Daniel Snyder vowed in 2013 that he would never change the team's name.
"We are continuing to listen to the Native American community, as well as our fans, players, and alumni to ensure we are making an informed decision on this part of our fan experience."
The move follows Walmart and Nike removing Redskins merchandise as the NFL team continues getting pressured to change its nickname that many call offensive and racist.
The NFL team faces pressure to rebrand as companies such as Target and Nike are no longer selling Redskins merchandise.
Snyder owns the majority of the team, and the other three co-owners are "not happy being a partner." The Washington Redskins are worth about $3.4 billion.
Spiders, Rockers, Lakers, Wild Things (Hello, Ricky Vaughn) and others are among a list the club could consider as it examines the team's name, now that the Washington Redskins have visited the same topic.
With franchise owner Dan Snyder under pressure to change the franchise name, here are six possible alternatives.
FedEx has called for the Redskins to change their name, while Nike has pulled the team's products from its website.
One day after investors demanded action from big-time corporate sponsors to force Washington to change its Redskins name, two major sponsors took action.
The top Redskins sponsors are Nike, FedEx and PepsiCo. Each received a letter signed by 87 different investors and shareholder—whose total net worth is $620 billion—urging them to pull their sponsorships.
The NFL franchise's name has long been a source of controversy but Rivera said it was "all about the moment and the timing."
Twitter users criticized the Washington Redskins defensive coordinator for sharing a fabricated tweet attributed to the Democratic representative.
The Washington Redskins joined other major sports teams and people across the globe Tuesday when it tweeted a blank, black photo with a hashtag of "BlackOutTuesday."
The Cincinnati Bengals are a shoo-in to pick at No.1, but teams behind them have been busy fielding calls to trade their picks away.
LSU's Joe Burrow and Ohio State's Chase Young are widely expected to be the first two players selected, but doubts surround Tua Tagovailoa's pick.
There are only four coaches from minority backgrounds in the NFL, with Ron Rivera the only one to be hired this year.
The Redskins have the second overall pick in the upcoming NFL draft.
Jason Garrett won just three NFC East titles in 10 seasons at the helm. His contract expires on Wednesday, but can Jerry Jones wait that long?
After signing with the Redskins, wide receiver Jordan Veasy said he knew the recent workout with Colin Kaepernick would help him.