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Controversial sports team names

Published On: May 01 2013 12:36:50 PM CDT   Updated On: Mar 28 2014 10:20:18 AM CDT

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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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell defended the name as the embodiment of "strength, courage, pride and respect" in a June 5, 2013, letter to 10 members of Congress who had earlier urged Snyder to change the name of the team. Snyder has repeatedly vowed to never change the name.

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