Republican senator threatens to hold up RFK Stadium redevelopment bill if Commanders do not ‘honor’ former logo

Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) is pushing for the Washington Commanders to honor the team’s former logo as the Senate bill to redevelop the site of the former Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium is being debated.

The former logo of the team, when they were known as the Washington Redskins, depicts a Native American designed after Walter “Blackie” Wetzel, a member of the Blackfeet Nation in Daines’s home state of Montana. Daines has threatened to hold up the bill from passing quickly if the team does not properly honor the old logo.

The Montana senator has explicitly said he is not calling for the team to revert to the “Redskins” name but that they should consult with the grandson of Wetzel, Ryan Wetzel, for the logo to be used in some way to honor him.

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