WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – TMZ is reporting a neighbor with close ties to Redskins owner Dan Snyder has registered the name Washington Bravehearts to use for “Entertainment in the nature of football games.”
According to the report, Aris Mardirossian, a neighbor who’s said to be a wealthy patent investor, registered the name on Oct. 17, and created a company called the “Washington Brave Hearts, LLC” on the same day.
The name presumably derives from the third line of the Redskins’ fight song Hail to the Redskins; a line which reads: “Braves on the Warpath!”
The extent of the relationship between Mardirossian and Snyder is unclear, although TMZ reports the two joined in fighting their county for the right to cut down trees blocking the views on their personal lots of land a few years back.
The Redskins have since denied any connection to the Bravehearts trademark, with a spokesperson for the organization going as far as to say “Dan Snyder does not even know the man mentioned in the report.”
The ongoing debate over the team name has garnered national attention, both negative and positive, for and against a name change. The topic has reached the point of saturation in the D.C. market in which it instantly infuriates everyone the moment the subject is broached.
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