In what hardly constitutes a “stop the presses!” moment, the Redskins have fired coach Jim Zorn, according to multiple reports.
Jason Reid of the Washington Post writes that, despite reports from WRC and WUSA of the firing, some members of the coaching staff hadn’t been informed of the decision as of 7:00 a.m..
(Um, did they really need to be?)
Per Reid, members of the media were assembled at Redskins Park when the team buses returned at approximately 2:15 a.m. ET. At 2:45 a.m. ET, security ordered all media to leave the parking lot; one member of the security detail explained that the team wanted Zorn not to be bothered when he left the building.
Zorn eventually left the building at 4:43 a.m. with a security escort.
A source with knowledge of the situation tells us that, despite Zorn’s Sunday night comments suggestion he had “no indication” that a firing was coming, Zorn was simply being a “smartass,” and that he already knew at the time that it was over.
If he didn’t then, he does now.
Stay tuned for more updates throughout the day.