The Washington Redskins have fired general manager Scot McCloughan after just two seasons at the helm.
“The Washington Redskins have released Scot McCloughan from the organization effective immediately,” team president Bruce Allen released in statement, via Washington’s team website. “We wish him success in his future endeavors. The team will have no further comment on his departure. The organization remains confident in our personnel department as we execute our free agency plans as well as prepare for the upcoming NFL Draft.”
The Washington Post reports that “McCloughan’s ongoing problems with alcohol” attributed to his dismissal from the team.
The Redskins amassed a 17-14-1 record and one NFC East title in the two seasons McCloughan was general manger, and the news could not come at worse time for the franchise with free agency officially starting on Thursday and the 2017 NFL Draft a little more than a month away.