Wale questions Sen. Harry Reid's motives on Redskins name change

Rapper Wale questions Harry Reid's motives regarding the Redskins'  name. (USATSI)
Rapper Wale says Sen. Harry Reid is trying to seize the moment for political gain. (USATSI)

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid opposes the Redskins name and has made it clear that it should be changed, most recently on Thursday when he -- and 49 other senators -- endorsed a letter imploring the league to do exactly that.

“The NFL can no longer ignore this and perpetuate the use of this name as anything but what it is: a racial slur,” the letter read. "... “We urge you and the National Football League to send the same clear message as the NBA. did: that racism and bigotry have no place in professional sports."

For rapper Wale, this is nothing more than political grandstanding because, well, that's what politicians do.

The bottom line, as far as Wale is concerned, is all about Reid seizing a chance to promote himself:

* via Sports Bog

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