You wouldn’t think things could get much uglier for the Washington Redskins than a tie in a game they should have won. But this being the Redskins, things can always get uglier.
After the game, a German reporter began interviewing Washington kicker Dustin Hopkins, who had missed a 34-yard kick that would have won the game. Moments into the interview, a Redskins official, apparently VP of communications Tony Wylie, ran into the shot, screamed “NO! NO! No interviews on the field!” and shoved the bemused reporter away:
Really? You interrupt a live broadcast with that? The NFL needs all the good media it can get, especially internationally, and this is ridiculous. Granted, on the list of problems the NFL has to deal with this season, a team official with delusions of grandeur is low on the list.
But this isn’t the first time Wylie has pulled this kind of stunt; he did the same thing two years ago almost to the day when a reporter tried to speak to Colt McCoy. Come on, Washington. Be better than this.
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