WASHINGTON â?? Chris Cooley would not have speculated about Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan having a drinking problem without credible information informing those remarks, a former employee of the team says.
Cooley’s remarks, which he made on his WTEM radio show alleging McCloughan might be drinking, came on the heels of reporters for months being denied access to the GM, with those reporters coming out in recent weeks claiming the GM isn’t being permitted by the club to speak publicly.
“Let me put it this way: Cooley’s not a bad guy,” said Chuck Sapienza, former program director of WTEM â?? the radio station on which Cooley made those remarks â?? told Chad Dukes on 106.7 The Fan. “So some people that would say something like that would have an ax to grind or would hate someone.”
“That’s not Cooley at all,” he said. “He’s not a bad person. He’s also a very smart person. He’s one of the smarter athletes that I’ve been around in my career. But he’s also very connected with the front office. He’s too smart to not throw something out there unless he was either told something, heard something or he’s seen something. There’s no way that he just speculates. Nobody with the intelligence level of Chris would speculate on somebody having a drinking issue unless that was something that he, like I said, …
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