August 20, 2014
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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