Wife of Washington GM Apologizes for Vulgar Tweets Aimed at His Side Piece

Scot McCloughan, Washington Redskins

Wife of Washington GM Apologizes for Vulgar Tweets Aimed at His Side Piece

Scot McCloughan's spouse accused ESPN's Dianna Russini of sleeping with husband.

Published September 3, 2015

The Washington training camp is really starting to turn into a five-ring circus.

After Robert Griffin III's Instagram debacle in which he blamed an intern for liking a post bashing Washington, another social media scandal has popped up.

Jessica McCloughan, the wife of the team's general manager, Scot McCloughan, is apologizing to the organization and ESPN's Dianna Russini after viciously accusing the reporter via Twitter of sleeping with her husband.

In a Sunday tweet, which has since been deleted, McCloughan questioned Russini: "Please tell us how many BJ's you had to give to get this story. And did they laugh at you before or after?"

She added in a separate tweet, which has also been deleted: "I'm pretty sure this info is coming from my husband to his new side chick (dianna). It's confirmed."


Originally, the team claimed McCloughan's Twitter account was a fake account, but McCloughan issued an apology to the team and Russini to NBC's Pro Football Talk.

“I deeply apologize for the disparaging remarks about an ESPN reporter on my personal Twitter account," McCloughan said. "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 ... 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 the following statement as well: "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."

More embarrassment for the Washington organization.

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(Photo: AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

Written by Mark Lelinwalla


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