Washington Redskins Trademark Canceled by US Patent Office Saying the Name is Disparaging

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Washington Redskins Trademark Canceled by US Patent Office Saying the Name is Disparaging
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"The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board agreed with our clients that the team's name and trademarks disparage Native Americans. The Board ruled that the Trademark Office should never have registered these trademarks in the first place," Jesse Witten, the plaintiffs' lead attorney, said in a press release. "We presented a wide variety of evidence – including dictionary definitions and other reference works, newspaper clippings, movie clips, scholarly articles, expert linguist testimony, and evidence of the historic opposition by Native American groups – to demonstrate that the word 'redskin' is an ethnic slur."
The team will appeal the case, according to a statement from its attorney, and it will be able to keep its trademark protection during appeal. Further, losing the trademark would not force the team to change its name.
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WFAA Dallas Reporter Dale Hansen is Back to Drop Some More Knowledge on the Michael Sam Haters Out There

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You may remember Dale Hansen from this segment he did right after Michael Sam came out a few months ago.

Johnny Manziel Had a Bad Time at the NFL Draft

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Johnny Manziel Had a Bad Time at the NFL Draft
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At least we don't have to listen to the phrase "Johnny Jacksonville" for the next decade...

Johnny Manziel expected to be drafted at least in the top 10 during the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday. Tampa Bay, Minnesota, and Oakland all needed QBs, and they had spots 8, 9, and 10. Even if he didn't get picked in the top 10, it was okay: the Dallas Cowboys would certainly pick him at 16, right? Right? Nope. The top 10 came and went, Dallas picked OT Zack Martin at 16, and Johnny Football was left wondering if he'd be this year's Geno Smith.

To add insult to injury, #BeforeManzielGetsDrafted and #SadManziel cracked the worldwide Twitter trends before Manziel got picked, further confirming that you always count on Twitter to dump salt in a wound.


Finally, after watching his stock drop with every passing pick, Cleveland traded up to pick Manziel at 22. Congratulations, Johnny! Now that you're going to Cleveland, LeBron has some friendly hometown advice for you:

Brandon Spikes Tweeted Shots at His Former Team, Along With Making Perhaps the Most Awful Reference Ever

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Brandon Spikes and the New England Patriots had a less-than-civil end to their partnership earlier this offseason. After the Buffalo Bills signed Spikes to a one-year contract, Spikes added fuel to the growing fire by guaranteeing not one but two beatdowns courtesy of the Bills this upcoming season.

He would have been fine if he had just left it at that. But no, Spikes had to tweet this to top it all off:
Protip for Brandon Spikes: if you get paid millions of dollars to play a game and hit people for a living, and you liken it to slavery, you're probably gonna come off as an idiot.

Okay, Really ESPN?

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Okay, Really ESPN?
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At least wait until the dude is DRAFTED before you make that kind of prediction.