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September 18, 2014 at 3:51 PM

Cantwell offers bill to strip NFL’s nonprofit status

WASHINGTON — Making good on her threat Tuesday, Sen. Maria Cantwell has introduced a bill to deny tax-exempt status to sports leagues that allow its franchise teams to use the term “redskins.” Thursday’s bill follows the Washington Democrat’s earlier pledge to strip the National Football League of its nonprofit status over Commissioner Roger Goodell’s inaction so far…

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September 16, 2014 at 2:19 PM

Maria Cantwell threatens to strip NFL of nonprofit status

U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash. WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell on Tuesday said she plans to introduce a bill to strip the National Football League of its tax-exempt status over its refusal so far to force the Washington Redskins to change the team’s name. Speaking at a news conference at the Capitol as part of…

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May 22, 2014 at 7:23 AM

Cantwell renews push for NFL ban on Redskins name

U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash. WASHINGTON — Seizing the racist flap involving Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling as an impetus, U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell of Washington and 48 fellow Senate Democrats are asking the National Football League (NFL) to force a name change for the Washington Redskins. The letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell makes…

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