According to Politico, the Washington Redskins have hired a lobbyist as they continue to fight the public, media and congress over the name of their organization.
The Washington Redskins has brought in K Street reinforcements amid a major political fight brewing over the team’s name.
The team hired McGuireWoods Consulting in late May, according to newly-filed lobbying disclosures.
The hire of a major K Street firm came just one week after 50 Democratic senators sent a letter to the National Football League asking the league to formally support a change in the Redskins name. “The N.F.L. can no longer ignore this and perpetuate the use of this name as anything but what it is: a racial slur,” the senators wrote.
McGuireWoods will work on “discussions of team origins, history and traditions, Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation and youth sports, activities of Original Americans’ Foundation,” according to the disclosure.
It will be interesting to see how this works out for Washington since everything else they’ve done so far has backfired.