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Wife of Redskins’ general manager admits to vulgar tweets towards female ESPN reporter

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Posted at 3:09 PM, Sep 03, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-03 15:09:34-04

Jessica McCloughan, the wife of the Redskins’ general manager, got into some hot water after making rude remarks on Twitter towards ESPN reporter Dianna Russini.

McCloughan originally denied the claims that she tweeted the statements, accusing Russini of having an affair with her husband.

Black Sports Online obtained screenshots of the tweets:

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A spokesperson for the Redskins, Tony Wyllie, said that it was “definitely a fake account and they have contacted NFL security to have shut down.

According to ESPN’s website, McCloughan’s Twitter account  was quickly deleted after she tweeted the comments on August 30.

This came quickly after Russini tweeted that Kirk Cousins would be the starting quarterback during week one of the Redskins’ regular football season.

However, Jessica McCloughan later released a statement to Pro Football Talk confessing to sending the tweets:

“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 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.”

Jemele Hill, an ESPN anchor, weighed in on the controversial tweet on her personal Twitter account:

ESPN released a statement saying, “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.”

Remember to watch the Redskins play against Jacksonville tonight at 7:30 p.m. on NewsChannel 3.