Reid Says NFL Should've Dealt with Redskins First

The Nevada Democrat said the NFL should be more concerned with the team's racist name than with "how much air is in the football."

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, speaks at a news conference on health insurance reform at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 14, 2009.

Photographer: Brendan Hoffman/Bloomberg

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid slammed National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell on the Senate floor Tuesday for punishing the New England Patriots team over "Deflategate" but not changing what he called the "racist name" of the Washington, D.C., team.

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