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DeSean Jackson to auction cleats honoring late rapper Nipsey Hussle

DeSean Jackson to auction cleats honoring late rapper Nipsey Hussle

On the field, DeSean Jackson's first Sunday of the NFL season was a successful one. Rejoining his former team in the Eagles and going against another former team in the Redskins, the veteran caught eight passes for 154 and two scores while exposing Washington in multiple ways.

Off the field, Jackson is continuing to make his impact felt.

Prior to Sunday's game, Jackson sported customized cleats pregame honoring the late Nipsey Hussle. Hussle, a prominent rapper who grew up in the same Los Angeles neighborhood as the receiver, was killed in March.

But, Jackson's determination to honor someone near to his heart isn't stopping there. Jackson will be wearing the custom cleats each game, and plans to auction off each pair and have the proceeds go toward the Nipsey Hussle family foundation. He will also donate money of his own, pledging to match the amount raised by the cleats.

Jackson may once again be a rival of the Redskins, but this act of kindness and love is something everyone can get behind.

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Walmart and Target have now pulled Redskins gear from their websites, too

Walmart and Target have now pulled Redskins gear from their websites, too

You can now count Walmart and Target among the world's major stores that have removed Redskins gear and memorabilia from their online sites.

On Monday, both of those giants took away links that would normally bring users right to Redskins-specific pages. Every other NFL team's link, of course, remained active.

Nike chose to do the same thing last Thursday, the day which started much of the intense clamor for the Redskins to transition away from their name.

FedEx and Pepsi, meanwhile, have both publicly stated their support for a change.

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These kinds of acts could increase the pressure on Dan Snyder to proceed quickly and find a new name for the Redskins, and they're largely why this time feels different than all of the previous instances when this issue reached the forefront.

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Now, the wait begins to see who else decides to follow in the footsteps of companies like Walmart, Target and Nike and make their own statement against the name.

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President Trump derides 'politically correct' name change for Redskins

President Trump derides 'politically correct' name change for Redskins

After a weekend where momentum for a Redskins name change reached never-before-seen heights, President Donald Trump weighed in on the topic Monday.

Here's what the President said on Twitter about the issue, where he also commented about the Cleveland Indians, who are considering a name change of their own:

This isn't the first time Trump has tweeted about this particular debate, by the way. Back in 2013, he posted these two messages as well:

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Trump's latest comments come on a day when many national voices, both inside and outside of the sports world, have given their opinion about whether the Redskins should change their name. 

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser told reporters on Monday that she's pleased with the organization's choice to review its name. Former player Brian Mitchell, meanwhile, doesn't envision a switch impacting the city's bond with the franchise.

Not everyone believes Dan Snyder will ultimately move on from Redskins, though. FS1's Skip Bayless, for example, thinks the owner is just waiting for all of this attention to die down before making the choice to stand pat

Right now, however, there couldn't be more attention on the Burgundy and Gold. Trump's tweet is just the latest indication of that.

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