For years, Martin McCaulay has been preparing for the NFL news that became official Monday when Washington announced that it would be retiring its Redskins nickname and logo. At some point soon, the franchise will replace the racial slur with a new name.
McCaulay just needs the team to attempt to acquire one of the 40-plus word marks on which he already has filed trademarks.
“It was, I thought, a fun hobby,” McCaulay recently told the Richmond Times-Dispatch. “And it turned out that I got really good at it.”
The 61-year-old told Fox 5 Washington D.C. back in 2015 that he had to pay $20,000 per filing. McCaulay recently filed applications for a handful of new trademarks, including “Washington Red Wolves,” which is a favorite on social media.
After MCCauley began to get his 15 minutes of fame, he took to Twitter where he tried to contact the NFL and state that he would give his trademarks to Washington for free.
That seems hard to believe he would do such a thing after spending $20K per filing.