Reid: NFL More Concerned About Deflategate Than Racist Name

Posted May 12, 2015 at 10:17am

Minority Leader Harry Reid continued his criticism of the National Football League Tuesday on the Senate floor, one day after the NFL punished Tom Brady and the New England Patriots for their role in deflating footballs during last season’s AFC Championship Game, saying he was “stunned” by the NFL’s lack of concern over the Washington Redskins “racist” name.

“Yesterday the National Football League punished one of its most recognizable players for having tampered with game balls,” Reid said. “I find it stunning that the National Football League is more concerned about how much air is in a football than with a racist franchise name that denigrates Native Americans across the country.”