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Volume 24 No. 181
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Former Redskins GM Scot McCloughan Speaks On Firing, Confirms Grievance Filing With NFL

Former Redskins GM Scot McCloughan has confirmed he has "filed a grievance with the NFL over the team's decision to fire him 'for cause,'" according to Liz Clarke of the WASHINGTON POST. Neither McCloughan nor his agent, Peter Schaffer, would "discuss the money at stake." But based on an annual salary of $1-2M -- the "conservative end" for NFL GMs -- McCloughan would be entitled to as much as $2.6M if the NFL's "private grievance process concludes he was fired unjustly with 22 months remaining on his contract." McCloughan: "I know who I am and what I did there. Did I build a Super Bowl champion? No. But I did a good job, along with other people there, of making the roster better." Clarke noted McCloughan has "taken the high road" since the firing in March. McCloughan said of Redskins President Bruce Allen, "I don't want to take shots at Bruce. It just didn't work out." He added, "He let me do my job. He did what he thought was right. I did what I thought was right." Meanwhile, Clarke noted McCloughan is still "analyzing film of top college prospects," and is evaluating an SEC player for "one of the NFL teams that subscribe to the private scouting service he now operates out of his northern Colorado home" (WASHINGTON POST, 9/10).