Taking the high road is always encouraged, but often it can be much easier to say than to actually do. Not for former Redskins GM Scot McCloughan.
After a messy divorce with the organization on March 9 amid reports of a power struggle and anonymous personal accusations, McCloughan has largely kept a low profile as he again built up his independent scouting service. At least two NFL teams are already working with McCloughan, a gifted talent evaluator, and he advised other teams before the NFL Draft as well.
Beyond scouting personnel, McCloughan is now efforting to give back to the Redskins through their charitable arm. Jessica McCloughan, Scot's wife, posted to Twitter a few days ago that the family would auction off the former GM's highly recognizable camouflage baseball hat (seen in photo below), autographed with an "HTTR" tagline. The proceeds? They will go towards the Redskins Charitable Foundation.
I'm selling Scots signature camo hat: https://t.co/IRdtXwRZAm— Jessica McCloughan (@JessicaMcCloug1) May 5, 2017
"When it’s all said and done, Scot and I are still grateful that we were able to come here, so why not give back to the people that brought us here,” Jessica McCloughan said to The Washington Post. “The Charitable Foundation truly does a ton of stuff for kids in the D.C. area."
McCloughan will also auction off a tan suit jacket with proceeds going to Northern Virginia Family Services. McCloughan often wore the suit on the sidelines of Redskins games, and it certaily looks like the jacket McCloughan wore to his introductory press conference when he was named Redskins GM in 2015 (photo below). The jacket has a cool backstory too: Mike Nolan bought it for McCloughan in San Francisco. Why? McCloughan didn't then own a suit.
And now for the suit jacket: https://t.co/Kyg9yGT9XQ— Jessica McCloughan (@JessicaMcCloug1) May 8, 2017
McCloughan remains immensely popular with Redskins fans, and the prices for the memorabilia back it up. Last check, the hat was going for more than $600 on eBay while the jacket was up over $200. To bid on the hat, click here, and click here to bid on the suit jacket.
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