Redskins fire GM Scot McCloughan after two seasons. He was formerly the general manager of the San Francisco 49ers and a senior personnel executive for the Seattle Seahawks, helping both teams eventually reach the Super Bowl in the 2010s with rosters he helped assemble.
McCloughan assisted the Seahawks with the team’s drafting of notable players in later rounds of the draft such as Russell Wilson, Kam Chancellor, and Richard Sherman. Washington Post claims alcohol is a part of the problem.
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.