An intriguing piece of video is making the rounds in the aftermath of Monday night’s game in Dallas. Video shows Washington senior V.P. of communications Tony Wyllie telling John Sutcliffe of ESPN Deportes, who was trying to interview quarterback Colt McCoy, “No means no!”
Wyllie explained the situation to PFT by phone on Tuesday morning. He said that Sutcliffe had provided no prior notice of a desire to interview McCoy on the field after the game. Wyllie said that Sutcliffe nevertheless tried to interview McCoy, Wyllie told Sutcliffe no, and then Sutcliffe proceeded to start the interview anyway.
The plan was to get McCoy to the locker room for the post-game comments from coach Jay Gruden. Thereafter, Wyllie and the team made McCoy available for multiple interviews, including at on-set visit with ESPN, which seems to have no issues with the outcome.
“John interviewed Colt McCoy a short time later,” ESPN said in a statement. “We have moved on and turned our focus to next Monday’s Colts-Giants telecast.”
That won’t stop folks from focusing on Wyllie’s reaction to Sutcliffe. Based on Wyllie’s explanation, it looks like Sutcliffe provoked it.