Senate leader: NFL Redskins should change name

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Updated: 4/30 1:04 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says it's time for the NFL's Washington Redskins to change their name.

The Nevada Democrat is accusing Redskins owner Daniel Snyder of hiding behind tradition in retaining his team's name.

Reid says his state has 22 tribes and that the only tradition behind the Redskins' name was one of racism.

Reid is congratulating the NBA for banning Los Angeles Clippers' owner Donald Sterling for life. Sterling was caught in an audio recording making racist comments about blacks.

The senator says it's time for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to follow the NBA's lead and rid his league of bigotry and racism.

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hayes1130 - 5/1/2014 11:22 AM
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On the on the forum online comments were made that Native American should stand up. I am Native American and I am standing up. Many Native Americans have stood up in the past that it is very offensive to Native American. It seam that people think it is ok to dress up as " an Indian" we are still stereo type to this day. If the character was an African American or an Asian American or a Mexican American people would find a problem with and yell in out rage. But for some reason it is OK for people to dress up in pretending to be. Harry Reid is one of the first that is no native to say something. Thank you Mr Harry Reid!

BobJones - 5/1/2014 3:28 AM
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Harry said racist remarks about our current President.

david123 - 4/30/2014 8:53 PM
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Really, with all the employment in this country, With all the wasted money spent in this country. And with all the B S that comes out of his mouth. He's worried about a football teams name. go fig. Next hockey, than baseball. LOL

Kramer - 4/30/2014 5:49 PM
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'twas a hairy read as the Big Chief sent more smoke signals to the gun-totin' settlers. whatta ya want, he has a horse voice

Bumsteads - 4/30/2014 5:43 PM
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This seems to come up every now and then. Some politician has a problem. But I still see American Indians wearing Redskins hats. Go figure.

Exnyer - 4/30/2014 4:51 PM
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Mind your own damn business Harry - what's wrong, not getting enough press these days?
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