The Washington Redskins organization is a circus. A literal circus at this point.
Less than one week after benching Robert Griffin III for an even worse quarterback in Kirk Cousins and then reportedly failing to deal him to another team, Jessica McCloughan, wife of team's general manager fired off some very disparaging remarks on Twitter at ESPN reporter Dianna Russini. In a screenshot obtained by Black Sports Online, Jessica takes aim at Dianna, claiming that Russini is her husband's side chick.
Initially, when BSO contacted the Washington organization regarding this matter, the team's SVP of Communications Tony Wyllie said it was "definitely a fake account and they have contacted NFL security to have it shut down."
After that initial report, Jessica confessed to sending those tweets, releasing the following statement to Pro Football Talk:
“I deeply apologize for the disparaging remarks about an ESPN reporter on my personal Twitter account. The comment was unfounded and inappropriate, and I have the utmost respect for both the reporter and ESPN. I regret that my actions have brought undeserved negative attention to the Redskins organization and its leadership. My comments in no way reflect the opinions or attitudes of the organization and I regret that my behavior has in any way negatively impacted the team and its loyal fan base.”
ESPN released a statement of their own, saying, “Dianna is an excellent reporter who should never have to be subjected to such vulgar comments. We are obviously extremely disappointed by today’s developments."
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[via Black Sports Online]
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