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What a friggin mess
Aug 20, 2015; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan on the field before the game between the Washington Redskins and the Detroit Lions at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
Leave it to the Washington Redskins to show just how dysfunctional they can be at the same time the league is proven to have a completely dysfunctional discipline and appeals process. First off, the team announced that the player the team traded half a billion draft picks for in 2012 would be the third quarterback on the depth chart to start the season.
They named Kirk Cousins as the starter for the full 2015 season without him even having to throw a regular season interception yet. They decided to keep Robert Griffin III on the roster, placing him third on the depth chart behind Cousins and Colt McCoy.
If that move isn’t bizarre enough, they had a little bit of an issue with the wife of GM Scot McCloughan last week. After a report from ESPN’s Dianna Russini about whether or not to move on from RGIII, a twitter account from Jessica McCloughan responded to Russini saying, “Please tell us how many BJ’s you had to give to get this story. And did they laugh at you before or after?”
The team initially claimed the tweet came from a fake Twitter account but then issued an apology.
"“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.” – Jessica McCloughan"
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