Washington Bravehearts? No Way, Say 2 Redskins Spokesmen

Monday, 28 Oct 2013 09:34 AM

By Clyde Hughes

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A neighbor of Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder who worked with him during a 2005 lawsuit, has registered the name Washington Bravehearts for "entertainment in the nature of football games."

The Washington Times reported the Washington Bravehearts  move may be a hint that Snyder, who has steadfastly rejected calls for the team to change its nickname, might be having a change of heart.

But a Redskins team spokesman quickly distanced Snyder from Aris Mardirossian, who registered the trademark and launched "Washington Brave Hearts LLC" on Oct. 17, according to TMZ.com.

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"There is no connection between the Washington Redskins and the trademark application," the Washington Times said a team spokesman told them. "Dan Snyder does not know the man named in the story."

Additional denials came from another Redskins spokesman, Tony Wyllie, on ESPN's "Inside the Locker Room," on Oct. 25, according to the Washington Post.

"I just want to set the record straight for everyone listening, just to let you know that there is absolutely no connection between the Washington Bravehearts and the person that registered that trademark, and the Washington Redskins," Wyllie said.

"I’m letting you know right now there’s no connection at all whatsoever between the organization and the registration of that trademark. In fact, the person that’s reported in that story, the alleged neighbor of Daniel Snyder, Dan doesn’t even know the man. So I just want to let you know, Dan (doesn't) know the man, so please, people, stop panicking, there’s no connection," he added.

TMZ.com reported that Mardirossian hung up on a website reporter who reached him looking for comment.

According to Bloomberg Businessweek, Mardirossian is president of 6-Twelve Convenient-Mart Inc. and served as restaurant manager of J MART Inc. in Washington, D.C.

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The Washington Times reported that Snyder and Mardirossian worked together in a lawsuit against the National Parks Service in 2005 when Snyder wanted to chop 130 trees in front of his Potomac estate. The park service denied the request, the Times wrote.

The Washington Times said that the Redskins trademark registration, which was filed Sept. 11, 1972, used similar language, stating that it was for "entertainment services – namely, presentations of professional football contests."

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