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Former Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann appeared on Fox News’ Outnumbered this week to discuss the ongoing legal implications of a court ruling that has ordered the cancellation of the Redskins' trademark registrations.
Anchor Harris Faulkner asked Theismann a hypothetical question about what would happen if the team name were to change. Would revisions be made to, say, Redskins players inducted into the Hall of Fame?
That is the part of Theismann’s response that made headlines, as the former quarterback compared that possible scenario to Caitlyn Jenner and her Olympic accomplishments when known as Bruce Jenner.
"It brings up interesting debate. Bruce Jenner versus Caitlyn Jenner. Bruce Jenner, they want to maybe change the medals from Bruce Jenner to Caitlyn Jenner because that is who he is now, or she is now. So I think you will always be—I think there will be a time in history where whatever you were, you are. Whatever you will be going forward that is what you will become."
On Friday, Theismann appeared on NBC Sports Radio to clarify his comments.
"I had heard somewhere, somehow that they would consider changing it to Caitlyn because that’s who she is right now. And my whole thing is, is Bruce Jenner won the Olympic medal and Caitlyn Jenner is who she is now, so from the time that the change was made, but yet Bruce was the one that won all the medals.
“The analogy that I presented was the Redskins, Daniel Snyder will decide whether the name is changed or not -- not us, not anybody else. It’ll be Daniel Snyder. I was a Washington Redskin. I will always be one. But then I presented the scenario if at some point in time the name is required to be changed, all of us that were Washington Redskins and any trophies and any awards that the organization had won at that time under the name would probably remain the same, much like Bruce Jenner winning the Olympics versus the change that … she is now and anything that might happen to the Redskins.
"That was the thought that I put behind it."