Zach Brown: 'I see why our organization is disrespected'

Ben Krimmel
January 04, 2019 - 9:16 am
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Redskins linebacker Zach Brown said the Redskins aren't a respected organization because they continue to get rid of players who try to create a winning culture.

In an interview with The Athletic, Brown disparaged the team's handling of criticism by players:

“You can clearly see, they don’t want guys that hold players accountable. If you notice, no one except one person disagreed with D.J.’s comments that players aren’t being held accountable. Should he have said it the way he did? Nah. Was he wearing people out with the way he was going about it? Hell yeah! But it’s true. I see why our organization is disrespected. They get rid of the people that actually care, and are trying to create a winning culture.”

Brown was referring to former Redskins safety D.J. Swearinger's critical comments of defensive coordinator Greg Manusky. Washington defensive lineman Jonathan Allen was a player who defended Manusky from Swearinger's criticism after the Skins' loss to the Titans. 

Brown's quote from the piece was tweeted by Burgundy Blog and Brown responded by cursing at The Athletic reporters Tarik El-Bashir and Rhiannon Walker.

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Brown signed a 3-year, $24 million contract last offseason, but the Redskins can release him this offseason with a $3 million dead cap hit, per Spotrac

The Redskins offseason has truly begun.

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Update: Brown responded to the article again on Friday claiming the interview never took place. In several tweets, including one at 106.7 The Fan's account, Brown accused The Athletic of fabricating his comment.

"Not good to put words on ppl," Brown tweeted.

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