Fifty Democratic senators are pushing the NFL to change the name of the Washington Redskins.

In a letter sent Thursday to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday, the group urged him to follow the lead of the NBA in punishing Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for making racially insensitive remarks.

Letter to NFL commissioner 

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