The Washington Redskins have officially fired GM Scot McCloughan after weeks of mysteriously keeping him away from the team’s facilities.
According to a report from the Washington Post the Redskins fired McCloughan for showing up to the locker room drunk several times.
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.”
McCloughan, the official said, has received alcohol treatment since joining the franchise in January 2015, but he hasn’t actively worked for the team in weeks. Even before McCloughan left Redskins Park abruptly late last month, the official said, he had already been placed in “timeout” because of his behavior.
“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.
Writer Mike Jones from WaPo seems convinced that the Redskins dysfunction is on full display here and that McCloughan’s firing was due to jealousy within the organization instead of his drinking.
Was told late in the season of jealousy up top and how they’d one day use McCloughan drinking as an excuse to can him. Exactly what happened
— Mike Jones (@MikeJonesWaPo) March 10, 2017
The dumpster fire that is the Washginton Redskins. No wonder Kirk Cousins wants the hell out of D.C.