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Redskins' golf tournament loses sponsor

Done in protest over team name. Jason Butt

Print This April 13, 2014, 03:32 PM EST
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The National Indian Gaming Association pulled its sponsorship from a golf tournament hosted by a Washington Redskins foundation due to issues it has with the team's name, and more specifically, the new foundation the organization recently founded. 

The Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation hosted a celebrity golf tournament Saturday, to which the National Indian Gaming Association decided to no longer be a part of.

Speaking to USA Today, Ernest Stevens, Chairman of The National Indian Gaming Association, voiced his displeasure with owner Dan Snyder's foundation.

"It's a blatant attempt to try to buy out the issue," Stevens told the newspaper.

Recently, Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) bashed the organization over the use of the word Redskins. However, almost a year ago, Snyder said the franchise will never change the team's name.

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