Controversial sports team names

Published On: May 01 2013 12:36:50 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 15 2014 10:40:59 AM CDT

With the Washington Redskins filing an appeal Thursday seeking to overturn a decision stripping the franchise of its trademark protection, take a look at other sports team names and mascots that have drawn controversy over the years.

Louisiana Ragin Cajuns logo
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University of Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns. With a team names like the Ragin' Cajuns and a mascot named "Cayenne," the school admits that basing the team name on a term considered slang for the people who live in the area may rub people the wrong way.

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