Sen. urges NFL to follow NBA, end 'Redskins'
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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says it's time for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to follow NBA counterpart Adam Silver's lead and rid his "league of bigotry and racism" by forcing the Washington Redskins to change their nickname.
Reid, who has been a vocal opponent of the nickname, congratulated the NBA on Wednesday for banning Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life.
"Commissioner Silver and the NBA leadership have set the standard for how professional sports organization should act in the face of racism," Reid said, according to ABC News.
Reid called on Goodell to "follow the NBA's example" and "remove this hateful term from your league's vocabulary."
In March, Reid told The Washington Post that he thinks the Redskins will change the name within three years.