Harry Reid asks Roger Goodell to change the name of the Washington Redskins.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid wants the National Football League to take a page from the playbook of the National Basketball Association. The Nevada Democrat called upon the NFL to change the name of the Washington Redskins, noting the NBA’s recent move to ban L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life for making racist remarks.
“For far too long, the NFL has been sitting on its hands doing nothing while an entire population of Americans has been denigrated,” Reid said on the Senate floor Wednesday. “I believe [NFL Commissioner] Roger Goodell is a good man, but it’s time for this good man to act. Remove this hateful term from your league’s vocabulary, follow the NBA’s example, and rid the league of bigotry and racism.”