50 Senators call on NFL to push for Washington Redskins name change

50 Senators call on NFL to push for Washington Redskins name change

50 U.S. senators have signed a letter to the National Football League urging the organization’s leadership to press the Washington Redskins to change its name.

The move comes as pressure has mounted on the team’s name, which has been criticized as offensive toward Native Americans, in the wake of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s racism controversy.

[NYT]