All hell broke loose when it was learned by TMZSports that a neighbor of Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder had registered the name “Washington Bravehearts” earlier this month, leading to much speculation that Snyder might be giving it to demands and changing the team name.
Are Snyder and his artist neighbor Aris Mardirossian in cahoots? Hell no, says ‘Skins spokesman Tony Wyllie.
“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 told WTEM-AM on Friday (via the DC Sports Bog). “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,” Wyllie added. “So I just want to let you know, Dan (doesn’t) know the man, so please, people, stop panicking, there’s no connection.”