Redskins’ Firing Of GM Scot McCloughan Turns Ugly With Alcohol Claim

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While everyone else in the NFL is building their 2017 teams with the start of the new league year Thursday, the Washington Redskins now are without a general manager.

The Redskins fired general manager Scot McCloughan after two seasons in Washington.

But that’s just the beginning of this troubling story.

According to an unnamed source in The Washington Post’s article on the firing, the Redskins made the move because of “McCloughan’s ongoing problems with alcohol.” McCloughan also was fired from the San Francsisco 49ers’ and Seattle Seahawks’ front offices due to problems with alcohol, according to the Post.

“He’s had multiple relapses due to alcohol,” the official told the Post. “He showed up in the locker room drunk on multiple occasions. . . . This has been a disaster for 18 months.”

However, there’s always two sides to a story.

And this one appears far from over.

Thumbnail photo via Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports Images

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