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Chief Wahoo protester pleads guilty to theft of grant money

CLEVELAND (AP) A man who has held protests saying the Cleveland Indians‘ Chief Wahoo mascot is racist has pleaded guilty to stealing money from federal grants aimed at helping Native Americans. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Cleveland said Wednesday that 71-year-old Robert Roche pleaded guilty to two counts of theft from programs receiving federal funds. Prosecutors say the Cleveland man ...

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Jim Thome wants block 'C,' not Wahoo, on Hall of Fame plaque

CLEVELAND (AP) Newly elected Hall of Famer Jim Thome won’t be enshrined with Chief Wahoo. Thome played most of his career with the Cleveland Indians and ”fully” supports the team’s decision to remove the divisive Wahoo logo from its uniforms. He prefers to have the club’s block ”C” logo on his Cooperstown plaque. The slugger feels the ”C” logo is ...

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Thome doesn't want Chief Wahoo on HOF plaque

Jim Thome will be inducted into the Hall of Fame this summer and, if it’s up to the former Cleveland Indians first baseman, it will be without Chief Wahoo on his cap. “We’re going to have some thoughtful conversations once we go there,” Thome told <a href="https://twitter.com/MLBas… MLB | theScore

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Indians to stop using Wahoo logo starting in '19

CLEVELAND — A point of contention for some and beloved by others, the Chief Wahoo logo will be removed from Cleveland’s uniforms beginning with the 2019 season. On Monday, Major League Baseball announced that the Indians will discontinue the use of the divisive logo on their uniforms after the 2018 campaign. The decision was made mutually by MLB and the ...

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