Jessica McCloughan apologizes for tweets aimed at ESPN's Dianna Russini

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Thursday, September 3, 2015

The wife of the Washington Redskins' general manager publicly apologized to ESPN's Dianna Russini on Wednesday evening for posting vulgar tweets directed at Russini.

In a statement, Jessica McCloughan, wife of Redskins GM Scot McCloughan, said: "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."

The apology came after Jessica McCloughan on Sunday posted tweets directed at Russini, who broke the story of Kirk Cousins replacing Robert Griffin IIIas the Redskins' starting quarterback.

Jessica McCloughan's Twitter account was taken down Wednesday afternoon.

ESPN issued the following statement Wednesday evening: "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."