Add Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to the list of folks who've decided to chime in on the
A day after the NFL suspended
The Senate minority leader wrote: "I find it stunning that the NFL cares more about how much air is in a football than it cares about a racist franchise name."
Reid is referring to the
Reid has been part of an effort in recent years to persuade Redskins owner Daniel Snyder to change the franchise's name.
Still, Deflategate has managed to do more than just throw an ugly word into the sports lexicon. It seems to have ignited comparisons between how the league has handled Deflategate relative to its other recent scandals involving domestic violence arrests and concussion-related injuries as well as the controversy over the Redskins' name.