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Oneida Indian Nation Representative Ray Halbritter speaks during a news conference on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. A bipartisan group of New York lawmakers is calling on the NFL's Washington Redskins to drop the team's name. Members of the Senate and Assembly say they'll introduce a resolution urging Redskins owner Daniel Snyder to rename the team. Halbritter says the resolution would ensure New York stands "on the right side of history." (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

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Oneida Indian Nation Representative Ray Halbritter, right, talks with Assemblyman Keith Wright, D-New York, left, and Sen. George Maziarz, R-Lockport, before a news conference on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. A bipartisan group of New York lawmakers is calling on the NFL's Washington Redskins to drop the team's name. Members of the Senate and Assembly say they'll introduce a resolution urging Redskins owner Daniel Snyder to rename the team. Halbritter says the resolution would ensure New York stands "on the right side of history." (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

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Oneida Indian Nation Representative Ray Halbritter speaks during a news conference on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. A bipartisan group of New York lawmakers is calling on the NFL's Washington Redskins to drop the team's name. Members of the Senate and Assembly say they'll introduce a resolution urging Redskins owner Daniel Snyder to rename the team. Halbritter says the resolution would ensure New York stands "on the right side of history." (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

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Oneida Indian Nation Representative Ray Halbritter speaks during a news conference on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. A bipartisan group of New York lawmakers is calling on the NFL's Washington Redskins to drop the team's name. Members of the Senate and Assembly say they'll introduce a resolution urging Redskins owner Daniel Snyder to rename the team. Halbritter says the resolution would ensure New York stands "on the right side of history." (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

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Oneida Indian Nation representative Ray Halbritter speaks during a news conference, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, in New York. Representatives of the Oneida have requested a meeting with all 32 NFL owners during Super Bowl week, hoping to persuade them to get the Washington franchise to drop the nickname Redskins. The Oneidas also asked for an amendment to league bylaws to prohibit franchises from naming a team with any term that is a racial epithet. Halbritter says the dictionary defines the word "redskins" precisely like that. (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano)

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Oneida Indian Nation representative Ray Halbritter speaks during a news conference, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, in New York. Representatives of the Oneida have requested a meeting with all 32 NFL owners during Super Bowl week, hoping to persuade them to get the Washington franchise to drop the nickname Redskins. The Oneidas also asked for an amendment to league bylaws to prohibit franchises from naming a team with any term that is a racial epithet. Halbritter says the dictionary defines the word "redskins" precisely like that. (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano)

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Oneida Indian Nation representative Ray Halbritter speaks during a news conference, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, in New York. Representatives of the Oneida have requested a meeting with all 32 NFL owners during Super Bowl week, hoping to persuade them to get the Washington franchise to drop the nickname Redskins. The Oneidas also asked for an amendment to league bylaws to prohibit franchises from naming a team with any term that is a racial epithet. Halbritter says the dictionary defines the word "redskins" precisely like that. (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano)

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Ray Halbritter, national representative of the Oneida Indian Nation, has been called a fraud who is trying to use the controversy over the Redskins name to raise his political profile, but he has won a number of legal challenges against him. (Associated Press)