CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians will consult with Native American leaders as they consider changing the name of their franchise for the first time since 1915.
Owner Paul Dolan gave more details on the steps the team is taking taking toward a potential name change amid a national movement to remove racist symbols and monuments.
Earlier this week, Dolan met with Cleveland’s players and manager Terry Francona to discuss their views on a potential name change as well as other issues such as social justice and race relations.
Dolan said the team will meet with Native American groups in “the coming weeks.”
Recently, the Washington Redskins announced they were dropping “Redskins” and its logo. A new name hasn’t been announced.
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