The Redskins are not in the ideal situation right now.
After the team was basically forced by sponsors, fans and media to drop the team name due to racially insensitive undertones, a damning report was released that accused the organization of numerous incidents of sexual harassment to 15 women. Now, a former Redskins player is putting his ex-coach on blast for his unprofessionalism and exposing the organization’s toxic culture.
D.J. Swearinger of the New Orleans Saints played for Washington from 2017-2018 under former head coach Jay Gruden. On Friday, the safety posted a screenshot of a text message conversion he received from his coach after a postgame press conference following a 40-16 blowout loss to the Giants, where Gruden appeared to want to challenge his player to a fight.
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#WhatTheyDontSee So Let’s Set The Record Straight on Why & How Things Went South For Me In Washington. To All My Athletes, Imagine Getting A Text Like This From Your Head Coach @ 10 @ night about an interview where you thought you handled It Professionally after getting blew Out 40-16 by Giants. This Is When I Lost Respect For The Washington Staff & Head Coach. He Wanted Me To Act Out But I Handled It Professionally & The Next Day He Told Me That Somebody Told Him That I Said Something About him in the interview but when he watched the interview he realized that person was lying & he actually agreed with everything I said. Soooo as a player how would you look @ your coach for the rest of the season?! How can you motivate yourself to play for a guy who talks to you less than a man?! Being the man I am I couldn’t be myself after this & that is what lead me to my last interview in which I said a few things that were true but not on the right stage or platform. Understand It’s A Cause & Effect To Everything In Life!!! As A Man You Have To Find Your Peace Through All The Negativity & Move Fwd!! I Was Gonna Give The Man A Pass but after what’s going on with that organization with women! They all need to be exposed. I have a daughter to raise!