In a tweet sent out last week by the Redskins GM’s wife, Jessica McCloughan, she accused an ESPN reporter by the name of Diana Russini of using oral sex to get a story about the team’s front office belittling quarterback Robert Griffin III. The tweet said:
“Please tell us how many you had to give to get this story. And did they laugh at you before or after?”
She then apologized the day after for the tweet in a statement that said:
“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 it’s 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 it’s loyal fan base.”
ESPN has decided to release their own statement defending Russini, who was hired back in May:
“Dianna is an excellent reporter who should never have to be subjected to such vulgar comments. We are obviously disappointed by today’s developments.”
The tweet incident is just adding to a bunch of bad media surrounding the team. First, quarterback Griffin was cleared of concussion symptoms and given the green light to be in the preseason game last week, but this was before the NFL’s neurologist diagnosed him with a concussion. Then RG3’s instagram account liked a page which talked smack about the Redskins’ ownership and the way the quarterback has been being treated. This was blamed on an intern later on. Let’s hope they all just stay away from social media for a while.