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Redskins Ruling: Chief Wahoo next?

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CLEVELAND, Ohio -

Opponents of the Cleveland Indians logo are keeping a close eye on Washington.

The United States Patent and Trademark Office decision to cancel the Washington Redskins trademark registration because the team name is "disparaging to Native Americans" is rekindling the Chief Wahoo debate.

Native American and longtime anti-Wahoo protester Robert Roche said he was "overjoyed " by the ruling and hoped it would accelerate a team decision to dump the Chief.

Cleveland City Councilman Zach Reed, an outspoken Wahoo critic, called on the team to announce a firm commitment to retire the Chief by a specific deadline.

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