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Agent: Scot McCloughan “very healthy,” alcohol not an issue

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As an awkward, ugly situation persists in Washington between the organization and G.M. Scot McCloughan, on-the-record (or off-the-record) details are hard to come by. Thursday’s PFT Live included several from McCloughan’s agent.

Peter Schaffer joined the show, primarily to discuss one of his other clients — Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon. The conversation then turned to McCloughan. And Schaffer, while somewhat guarded given the sensitivities of the situation, made a couple of factual assertions.

First, he said that McCloughan is “very healthy,” “is in contact with the team,” and “doing stuff to help the team move forward.” Second, Schaffer said that the absence is not related to alcohol.¬†Obviously, speculation that a recurrence of past issues with alcohol has been rampant, fueled in part by on-the-air speculation from Washington employee Chris Cooley as to whether McCloughan is “drinking again.”

Schaffer also said that there have been no discussions to this point about what will happen going forward, which caused him to refute the notion (as reported by the Washington Post) that a parting of the ways is “inevitable.”

Ultimately, Schaffer painted a far different picture than the one emanating from the various reports that have emerged in recent days.

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22 Responses to “Agent: Scot McCloughan “very healthy,” alcohol not an issue”
  1. thegreatgabbert says: Mar 9, 2017 2:00 PM

    He’s in a blissful state.

  2. floriosnuts says: Mar 9, 2017 2:01 PM

    Washington has some front office. Yikes. Issues abound from the owner to the GM. McLoughan is definitely drinking again if he signs Cutler.

  3. artliedtocleveland says: Mar 9, 2017 2:02 PM

    Maybe he’ll leave the REDSKINS to go to the Baltimore team

  4. fmc651 says: Mar 9, 2017 2:02 PM

    Cooley is a turd for making his comment. I hope Cooley stays in Washington for as long as Snyder is the owner.

  5. key2heat says: Mar 9, 2017 2:02 PM

    No surprise that Dan Synder is a huge investor in Ringling Brothers Circus.

  6. redlikethepig says: Mar 9, 2017 2:03 PM

    Drinking is not the problem. Now stopping … big problem.

  7. therealtrenches says: Mar 9, 2017 2:05 PM

    I presume you chose the picture to cast doubt on the claim that alcohol’s not an issue. If so, mission accomplished.

  8. cribbage12 says: Mar 9, 2017 2:06 PM

    Wait, is Donald Trump his agent?

  9. jag1959 says: Mar 9, 2017 2:06 PM

    HTTR lmao.

  10. thegreatgabbert says: Mar 9, 2017 2:07 PM

    You can tell he’s healthy by his ruddy cheeks and nose.

  11. nolanwiffle says: Mar 9, 2017 2:09 PM

    To reiterate, Cooley is not employed by the Washington Redskins. He is employed by a radio station that is owned by Dan Snyder, who also owns the Redskins. Also, in the wake of the events surrounding the team the past several weeks, one can only conclude that both of these gentlemen (Snyder and Cooley) are complete and utter morons.

  12. touchdownroddywhite says: Mar 9, 2017 2:10 PM

    This just gets more and more weird. On the field the Browns seem to be the worst run franchise in the NFL but behind the scenes, the Redskins are fighting hard for the crown.

  13. sportoficionado says: Mar 9, 2017 2:12 PM

    Not believing this for a second. If the man has a problem than he should seek help (being around an organization like the redskins will only exacerbate his situation), and not have his agent read what amounts to a sick note to explain your absence from school–when it is plainly obvious that the direction of the team has taken a drastic turn in recent weeks.

  14. joparks2012 says: Mar 9, 2017 2:15 PM

    So there is a glimmer of hope that everything the past few days has just been a nightmare?

  15. PurpleRaid18 says: Mar 9, 2017 2:17 PM

    I hope McCloughan is, in fact, healthy.
    That being said, an alcoholic Scott McCloughan is more competent than a sober Bruce Allen…

  16. deangelo23hall says: Mar 9, 2017 2:18 PM

    The truth is, Snyder hates that he’s getting credit for moving the team in the right direction.

    Snyder would rather be the central figure on a losing team than a marginal figure one a winning one.

  17. pooflingingmonkey says: Mar 9, 2017 2:30 PM

    I’d drink a lot if I worked for Dan Snyder. Hard to fault him for that.

  18. cardinealsfan20 says: Mar 9, 2017 2:45 PM

    Cooley is an Allen stooge. The delay is caused by negotiations over how much McCloughan will accept not to sue the Redskins.

  19. skinsdiehard says: Mar 9, 2017 2:50 PM

    Most of you know nothing about Snyder. It’s sad. No matter what the truth is, you wouldn’t believe it anyway. It all comes back to not liking an owner who signed a few free agents, as if it were your money spent. Plenty of teams have had free agents not work out. You upset at Snyder for firing Zorn? Zorn should have been fired. Upset at Snyder for signing Haynesworth? Haynesworth actually played well until Shanahan changed to a 3-4 defense. Haynesworth wanted out then and got it. Maybe blame Shanahan. Upset at Snyder for what else? Hiring Joe Gibbs, who made 2 playoff appearances in his 4 yrs? It’s all based on the D.C. media dislike of him because he fired some secretaries in 1999 that brought them donuts in the past. Petty.

  20. painsyndicate says: Mar 9, 2017 2:50 PM

    I have lost respect for Cooley. He is a hack and a tool of The Egomidget.

    The GM issue was forced on Snyder in an “ultimatum” letter by hardcore fans from Extremeskins. His ego is now nagging him to make everything his decision. You know, because his Redskins belt buckle tells him to.

    Pathetic.

  21. a1b24312 says: Mar 9, 2017 3:06 PM

    If this is true, then it has to be an administrative personnel issue ongoing (not an on-field personnel issue). Unless it isn’t.

  22. RegisHawk says: Mar 10, 2017 11:37 AM

    It was a power-play by Allen, who can’t stand someone else successfully improving the team.

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