The league is expected to approve a measure that will allow Daniel Snyder to buy total control of the team.
Washington’s owner, Daniel Snyder, is working to buy out three minority partners, including one he has accused of running a smear campaign against him.
The law firm conducting the investigation into the claims of more than a dozen women will now answer to officials at league headquarters.
The team’s principal owner, Daniel Snyder, wanted to overhaul it this season, but, as court filings show, that task has been complicated by fractions between him and the franchise’s other shareholders.
In a year of franchise turmoil, Rivera will undergo treatment for early stage lymphoma while helping to lead organizational change.
Diversity and inclusion advocates said until the league fully addresses its toxic relationship with women, “those stories will keep coming.”
The organization hired a Washington-based law firm to conduct an internal review after 15 women said that they were sexually harassed while employed by the team.
The Washington N.F.L. franchise is picking a new name. As other pro franchises have learned, the process of rebranding can be as unique as the result.
The Washington N.F.L. team has long been a target of protests but now that its owner has budged, activists are pushing for other teams to follow suit.
The N.F.L. team in Washington announced the move Monday and will continue its search for a new name and logo.
It is not just the N.F.L.’s Washington team that could get a name change. A number of schools are also reconsidering nicknames, though some are resisting any switch.
If the league wants to show its commitment to its players, it should hire and promote more Black coaches and executives.
The move toward changing a mascot name after decades of complaints underscores how America’s most popular sport has scrambled to keep up with shifts in public opinion.
The shipping giant paid $205 million for the naming rights to FedEx Field under a sponsorship deal that began in 1999.