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Sponsor FedEx asks Redskins to change their name

The title sponsor of the Washington Redskins' stadium wants the NFL team to change its name.
Jan 3, 2016; Arlington, TX, USA; A view of a Washington Redskins helmet and logo before the game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Washington Redskins. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

WASHINGTON (AP) — The title sponsor of the Washington Redskins' stadium wants the NFL team to change its name. 

In a statement Thursday, FedEx said: "We have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name." 

The company paid the team $205 million in 1999 for the naming rights to FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland. 

In addition to the stadium name and sponsorship agreement, FedEx CEO Frederik Smith is a minority owner. 

Majority owner Daniel Snyder has shown no indications he'll change the name since buying the team in 1999.