I won’t bore you with the football details here, because I don’t see the significance of debating whether Dwayne Haskins should be team quarterback over the comically-named Colt McCoy. But the Washington Redskins sacked coach Jay Gruden on Monday.
Gruden’s decision to play McCoy (who I assume is a good all-American kid judging by his name) over Haskins on Sunday against the Patriots was just another sore spot. As was, no doubt, the team’s 0 and 5 start.
But on Saturday, a video posted on YouTube of Gruden smoking what looks like a rolled cigarette – but speculation is that it could have been a joint – and chatting up a young woman started making the rounds. So far the video, which is more than a year old, has racked up more than 15,000 views.
Whether it contributed to Gruden’s firing is unclear. The team has declined to comment. But clearly it was one more controversy a franchise suffering from dysfunction both on and off the field did not need – especially given the NFL’s anti-dope stance.