Harry Reid: NFL Should Take Cue From NBA, Change ‘Redskins’ Name

A day after NBA commissioner Adam Silver banned an owner for life for making racist remarks, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) called on the NFL to take action on its own issue of racism.

The NBA banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life and will attempt to force him to sell the team after recording surfaced of him telling his girlfriend not to bring black fans — including Magic Johnson — to his games, and those efforts to rid its game of bigotry should inspire the NFL to take similar action against the name of the Washington Redskins, Reid said during a speech on the Senate floor Wednesday afternoon.

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