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Reid rejects Redskins invite, presses for change

50 Senators Urge NFL To Change Washington Redskins' Name

By Donna Cassata

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he won't attend a Washington Redskins home game until the football team changes its name.

In a letter Monday to the team's president, Reid called the Redskins name a racial slur that disparages the American people. The Nevada Democrat, who said he represents 27 tribes in his state, rejected Bruce Allen's invitation to a Redskins home game until the team does the right thing and changes its name.

In May, half of the Senate wrote letters to the NFL urging a change in the team's name. Redskins owner Dan Snyder has vowed never to change the name.

Allen had written to Reid saying the football team's nickname is "respectful" toward Native Americans.

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espo426 June 16 2014 at 7:38 PM

you should drop dead you liberal piece of ****....

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redead131 June 16 2014 at 7:43 PM

Shut up politician. I hate the Redskins because I'm an Eagles fan but shut the hell up. Nothing wrong with the name Redskins. Or is this just a ploy for an excuse to ignore the real problems in this nation? Politicians use any excuse to get out of fixing the U.S.

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phquilter June 16 2014 at 7:43 PM

I'd say the Redskins fans are lucky they don't have to deal with this jerk. He's like a petulant child.

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hrdbal51 June 16 2014 at 7:41 PM

Is it possible to find a bigger butt wipe then this clown in congress. I doubt it. The Redskins were hoping he would refuse to go. He would be a curse, just as he has been in congress. Oust this guy.

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Phillip Lojek June 16 2014 at 7:51 PM

Gambling and prostitution are acceptable for him in his home state, but a team nickname isn't?

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giovegas June 16 2014 at 7:39 PM


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cook3882 giovegas June 17 2014 at 6:00 AM

Just another ass.

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marynron June 16 2014 at 7:45 PM

leave the gaming people alone and find more jobs harry. America needs more jobs. Quit sending all our money overseas. lower our taxes and gasoline prices.

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Shaka Mugabe marynron June 16 2014 at 11:08 PM

Amen. You hit the nail on the head at point blank range. Magnificent!

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hanlon1212 marynron June 17 2014 at 6:53 AM

Bush / republicons promised " millions of jobs " to get their tax cuts -- they lied.

republictraitor voted against 492 bills that would've created millions of jobs .

republictraitors even voted against jobs bills for Veterans.

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lhs325 June 16 2014 at 7:40 PM

just makes the crowd more pleasant. Hope he only attends NFL games in Nevada. Oh wait no team in Nev. To bad for Harry!!

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rtimber418 June 16 2014 at 7:45 PM

Another politician who would rather spend his time on something ridiculous. I'm sure most Americans are not worried about the redskins name . It's typical- why doesn't he and his cronies go after the NRA and do something about gun control!! It's time for him to retire!!

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jarvchr June 16 2014 at 8:12 PM

I find it more offensive that the NFL pays no taxes than the name of any team.

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