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Assembly urges Washington Redskins to ditch 'degrading' name

Assembly urges Washington Redskins to ditch 'degrading' name

Add one more to the growing list of those who want the Washington Redskins football team to adopt a new name: the California Assembly.

The Assembly approved a resolution Wednesday urging the National Football League to pressure the team's owner, Daniel Snyder, to change the name and mascot. The measure is meant to express the opinion of the Legislature and does not have the force of law.

Controversy over the team name has been steadily building. This summer, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office decided to take away the team's trademark registration because it considrered the name and logo to be disparaging to Native Americans. The team