Washington Redskins remove former owner George Preston Marshall’s name from Ring of Fame, per report

The Washington Redskins are removing the name of founding owner George Preston Marshall from their Ring of Fame, ESPN reported Wednesday.  

Marshall was the last NFL owner to integrate his team's roster, waiting until 1962 to do so. A statue memorializing him at the team's former home field, RFK Stadium in Washington D.C., was removed last week by Events DC, which owns the land. 

According to ESPN, Marshall's name will also be removed from the "Redskins History Wall" outside of the locker room at the team's practice facility. 

Over the weekend, Washington announced it was retiring the second number in franchise history, No. 49, which belonged to Bobby Mitchell, the first Black player to join the organization. 

The lower bowl of FedEx Field had been named after Marshall, but Washington has previously said that will be changed. 

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