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Controversial sports team names

POSTED: 10:36 AM PDT May 01, 2013    UPDATED: 08:20 AM PDT Mar 28, 2014 

With Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid just the latest to weigh in on the Washington Redskins' name, take a look at other sports team names and mascots that have drawn controversy over the years.

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has become the latest to weigh in on the Washington Redskins' name, predicting in a March 27 interview with The Washington Post that it's only a matter of time before team owner Dan Snyder will be forced to change the team's name. He joins several other leaders, including President Barack Obama, who have weighed in on the issue.


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