The Washington Redskins have fired their GM.
The Washington Redskins have reportedly fired General Manager Scot McCloughan. Two years into a four-year contract, the Redskins decided they had enough of the troubled GM.
A statement from Redskins President Bruce Allen. pic.twitter.com/7GAEXOGIvQ
— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) March 10, 2017
According to the Washington Post, McCloughan repeatedly showed up to the locker room drunk.
From the Washington Post:
“An official with direct knowledge of the situation attributed the decision to McCloughan’s ongoing problems with alcohol, which also led to his firing from front office positions with the San Francisco 49ers in 2010 and Seattle Seahawks in 2014.
‘He’s had multiple relapses due to alcohol,’ said the official, who spoke on a condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to comment on personnel matters. ‘He showed up in the locker room drunk on multiple occasions. . . . This has been a disaster for 18 months.”’
Team President Bruce Allen released the following statement:
“The Washington Redskins have released Scot McCloughan from the organization effective immediately. We wish him success in his future endeavors. The team will have no further comment on his departure. The organization remains confident in our personnel department as we execute our free agency plans as well as prepare for the upcoming NFL Draft.”
Many around the football world wondered why McCloughan did not make an appearance at the NFL Combine last weekend. The timing could not be worse for the Redskins, as the firing comes on the opening of the new season for the NFL. Free agency is in full swing and the Redskins are left without a General Manager.