And my point is that it should be up to Snyder to decide how much negative effects he finds in such a name. You say that no one would make a correlation between a buckeye and a crazy person and you might be right. But then again, because I knew about the nut produced by the Buckeye tree, I was able off the top of my head to come up with that analogy. Don't you think some lawyer couldn't do the same if in fact someone wanted to sue over the name? Now, I agree that it is an unlikely scenario but then again, 10 years ago, this discussion would have been unlikely as well, as nobody was complaining about the Redskins name back then.
I am not saying they can't say it. I am just saying that if the Redskins want the team to be named that. Then it can be up to the court of law if that name warrants anyone of Native American decent punitive damages from the constant barrage of Publicity the team gives that name. In no way does that take away their first amendment rights, but actions has consequences. In some cases it is up to the courts to decide if the consequences are warranted or not. If someone sued the Buckeyes and asked for punitive damages, it would be up to the courts to decide if such compensation is warranted or not. That is in the right of a citizen under our nation's justice system. Once again, that in no way is baring the Redskins from using that word as the name for their team. If it happens to cost them way too much money, then that is the consequence of using that name. It is up to them to have to deal with it. If by your logic, then we should not have any sort of slander or libel lawsuits in this nation, right?