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Washington Redskins (4-12)


Sun. 12/7 Sun. 12/14 Sat. 12/20 Sun. 12/28
vs. StL
L 0-24
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@ NYG
L 13-24
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vs. Phi
W 27-24
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vs. Dal
L 17-44
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Redskins: Canceling trademark violates free-speech rights

McLEAN, Va. (AP) A federal government decision to cancel the Washington Redskins' trademark because it may be disparaging infringes on free-speech rights and unfairly singles the team out, lawyers argued in court papers filed Monday.

The team wants to overturn a decision last year by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board to cancel the Redskins' trademark on the grounds that it may be offensive to Native Americans. But the team's attorneys say the law barring registration of disparaging trademarks is unconstitutional under the First Amendment.

The trademark board's decision unfairly singles out the Redskins "for disfavored treatment based solely on the content of its protected speech, interfering with the ongoing public discourse over the Redskins' name by choosing sides and cutting off the debate. This the U.S. Constitution does not tolerate," the lawyers write in their brief.

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Leaders
Pass Yds: K. Cousins1710
Pass TDs: K. Cousins10
Rush Yds: A. Morris1074
Rush TDs: A. Morris8
Rec Yds: D. Jackson1169
Rec TDs: D. Jackson6
Int: B. Breeland2
Sacks: R. Kerrigan13.5
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 5738 (13)
Passing Yards: 4461 (8)
Rushing Yards: 1691 (19)
Points per game: 18.8 (26)
Yards per game: 358.6 (13)
Touchdowns: 33 (20)
Field Goals: 24 (25)
NFC East Division
TeamWLTPct
xy-Dallas 1240.750
Philadelphia 1060.625
New York 6100.375
Washington 4120.250
Full Standings
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 5712 (20)
Passing Yards: 4231 (25)
Rushing Yards: 1722 (12)
Points per game: 27.4 (30)
Yards per game: 357.0 (20)
Touchdowns: 46 (32)
Field Goals: 22 (9)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
Injuries
Date Player Status
12/28 J. Hatcher knee (Doubtful)
12/28 C. Baker toe, elbow (Questionable)
12/28 S. Bowen ankle, illness (Questionable)
12/28 G. Miller ankle (Questionable)
12/28 K. Robinson knee (Questionable)
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