Native American Group Sues Commanders, Previously Known As Redskins, For Defamation

  • The Native American Guardians Association has sued the Washington Commanders football team for defamation over claims from an employee that the NFL organization is not a legitimate entity.
  • NAGA has advocated that the Commanders revert to their prior team name of “Redskins,” which the franchise abandoned amid concerns that the term was a slur against Indian groups.
  • The suit names owner Josh Harris, sales representative Matthew Laux, and the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), whom they say have collectively worked to disparage NAGA. The suit demands $1.6 million in damages, Fox 11 reported. The suit follows messages from Laux claiming the group is “fake,” according to the Washington Examiner.


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