Longtime Washington broadcaster Larry Michael is leaving the team after 16 years.
“After 16 great years my time with the organization is over,” Michael said in a statement. “As of today I’ll be retiring from my position with the team. As a lifelong Washingtonian I was blessed to work with a lot of great people.
“I want to thank everyone who contributed over the years. I’m especially grateful to Dan Snyder for giving me the opportunity. On to the next chapter.”
In addition to being the “Voice of the Washington Redskins,” Michael served as a senior vice president and the team’s chief content officer.
The timing is interesting as Washington is in headlines for a number of other things.
The team announced to start the week that they will officially retire the ‘Redskins’ name.
Director of pro personnel Alex Santos and assistant Richard Mann II were also fired recently in another odd-timing move.
But multiple reporters have also indicated that there’s more news coming and it’s apparently really bad.
The latest rumor is that the Washington Post has an article set to publish on Thursday which could cause some problems for the franchise.
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