The wife of Washington Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan has apologized for "disparaging" and "unfounded" comments on her Twitter account about an ESPN reporter.
The Redskins also issued a statement on behalf of Jessica McCloughan on Wednesday night in which she acknowledged making the remarks, which said the reporter exchanged sexual favors for information.
After initially insisting that a controversial tweet apparently sent by Jessica McCloughan had come from a fake account, the Redskins organization now admits that she indeed post the nasty tweet.
Jessica McCloughan's statement begins: "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."
That apology never mentioned Dianna Russini by name. But a statement issued by ESPN said, in part: "Dianna is an excellent reporter who should never have to be subjected to such vulgar comments."