As reported first by the Washington Post, The Washington Redskins has fired their general manager Scot McCloughan on Thursday, with span more than two years after hiring him to revitalize their team.
Scott McCloughan’s job security has been in a major dilemma since the start of March as he missed the NFL Combine shortly after Dan Snyder mouthpiece Chris Cooley speculated the rumor on a radio show that McCloughan was having issues with alcohol.
A statement from Redskins President Bruce Allen. pic.twitter.com/7GAEXOGIvQ— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) March 10, 2017
The Washington Redskins president Bruce Allen said in a 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,”
McCloughan was just in two years into his four-year contract with the Redskins. An official said on a condition of anonymity since he was not authorized to comment on personnel matters:
“He’s had multiple relapses due to alcohol. He showed up in the locker room drunk on multiple occasions. . . . This has been a disaster for 18 months.”
McCloughan’s drinking behavior reportedly led to past firings from his jobs in San Francisco in 2010 as well as Seattle in 2014. He has also not worked with Redskins for the past few weeks due to his behavior.
Neither Scott McCloughan nor his agent, Peter Schaffer commented on this situation. But Late Thursday night, McCloughan’s wife, Jessica, tweeted:
Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence & making sure that impact lasts in your absence— Jessica McCloughan (@JessicaMcCloug1) March 10, 2017
His departure from Redskin marks a stunning development because of how quickly he and the team reached the breakeven point. The Washington Redskins hired him in January of 2015 after winning just seven games combined in two seasons.#General Manager #Washington Redskins