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FedEx Ends Commanders Naming Rights Deal 2 Years Early

Shipping company FedEx is terminating its naming rights deal with the Washington Commanders two years early, as first reported by The Washington Post.

The agreement, worth $205 million, was signed back in 1999 and would have expired in 2026. The Post reported FedEx’s separate partnership with the team will remain, but the company will no longer have the naming rights to the team’s stadium in Landover, Md. The Commanders reportedly will lose around $15 million in revenue from the terminated deal.

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The Commanders endured federal and NFL investigations into the team’s workplace and operations under Dan Snyder’s ownership; ultimately Snyder sold the team to a group led by Josh Harris for $6.05 billion last year.

Snyder sold “slightly more than 20%” of the minority interest in the team for around $200 million in 2003, according to the Post.

The NFL Players Association released annual NFL team report cards Wednesday, and the Commanders ranked among the bottom of the league in locker rooms, treatment of families, team travel and training room, though Harris earned a B grade as an owner.

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