Area NFL Team Not Racist Thanks to Legal Technicality

Appeals court sides with Redskins over trademark

WASHINGTON -- A federal appeals court is siding with the Washington Redskins against a group of American Indians who say the football team's trademark is racially offensive.

The decision issued Friday by the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington doesn't address the main issue in the 17-year-old case of whether the trademark is racist. It upholds the lower court's decision in favor of the football team on a legal technicality.

The court agreed that the seven Native Americans who challenged the trademark waited too long to sue over the trademark issued in 1967.

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