Controversial sports team names

Published On: May 01 2013 12:36:50 PM CDT   Updated On: Sep 25 2014 03:19:10 PM CDT

With the controversy over the Washington Redskins name continuing to brew, take a look at other sports team names and mascots that have drawn controversy over the years.

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Washington Bullets. With gun violence on the rise across the country, the Washington Bullets looked for a name change. The Wizards was adopted in 1997 (Michael Jordan retired from the team) and, ironically, caused additional controversy because Washington is a predominantly African-American city and Wizard is a rank in the Ku Klux Klan.

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