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It wasn’t a good day for the Washington Redskins as star WR DeSean Jackson made his exit after 3 years to sign a deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. QB Kirk Cousins then asked owner Dan Snyder to trade him, and that was just the tip of the iceberg.
The team later fired their GM Scot McCloughan and it reportedly had something to do with alcohol abuse.
THIS JUST IN: Washington Redskins have fired general manager Scot McCloughan. pic.twitter.com/loswYgkzjZ
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Scot McCloughan was fired because of a relapse related to alcohol, the Post reports. Hopefully the brilliant mind gets help.
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Behind the scenes via the Washington Post:
“After weeks of speculation, the Washington Redskins fired General Manager Scot McCloughan on Thursday, a little more than two years into a four-year contract.
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.”
“He didn’t make the best of his third chance in the NFL,” the official said, alluding to the two previous jobs McCloughan has lost for alcohol abuse.
“He’s been drunk at work,” the team official said. “He’s been drunk at games.”