The Washington Redskins have fired Scot McCloughan after two seasons as their general manager on Thursday evening.
"The Washington Redskins have released Scot McCloughan from the organization effective immediately," the team issued in a statement. "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."
Washington Post reported
an eye-opening set of quotes from an unnamed official, “He’s had multiple relapses due to alcohol,” the Post quoted the official as saying. “He showed up in the locker room drunk on multiple occasions. This has been a disaster for 18 months.”
Many fans are completely irate at the organization. This goes back to last Wednesday when everything fully kicked up another gear when it was discovered that McCloughan was not at the NFL Scouting Combine and 106.7 The FAN reported that McCloughan was sent home on February 20 from Redskins Park.
The exact matter of his departure from the team facility has been denied by McCloughan, his wife, his agent and other unnamed sources to various outlets. They were never denied on the record, in any way.
There's a lot more to this very sad story than just alcohol and fans are blaming the organization, based on a reported power struggle between Bruce Allen and McCloughan. I'm told that McCloughan has not had any power and has
not made any decisions for a long time.
exact quote from a dialed in source
that we published on February 25?
“Bruce and Jay make decisions on EVERYTHING. The record of Redskins last 2 years is Bruce and Jay."
It was in that column that we reported Jay Gruden's rise in power and that he was now considered third on the organizational depth chart.
Chris Russell has covered the Washington Redskins for six seasons for multiple media outlets and was a part of the Redskins Radio Network broadcast team for the last five. He covers the Redskins for Monumental Network (www.DCHotRead.com), WashingtonTimes.com, BreakingBurgundy.com & Warpath Magazine. Listen to Chris on Washington D.C.'s # 1 sports radio station, 106.7 The FAN