Lawmaker Wants Offensive Logos Barred from Stadiums

PHOENIX — A Native American lawmaker wants the Legislature to pass a new state law to forbid the display of the names or logos of sports teams at publicly funded stadiums in Arizona if any of the state’s 22 tribes finds them “disparaging.”

The legislation by Rep. Eric Descheenie, D-Tuba City, is aimed primarily at the NFL’s Washington Redskins. But Descheenie said it also could affect other professional and college-level teams who have mascots or names that tribes consider offensive.

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