Redskins PR flack screams 'no means no' at ESPN reporter while hustling QB off the field


The Washington Redskins rough season took a strange turn when a team employee rushed a player off the field and away from a reporter shortly after a stunning win on Monday night.

Quarterback Colt McCoy was swamped by reporters after leading Washington to a comeback win over the vaunted Cowboys, in Dallas, on ESPN's "Monday Night Football," but team officials had other ideas.

Footage posted online shows senior vice president of communications Tony Wylie shouting at an ESPN Deportes reporter John Sutcliffe on the field while pushing McCoy away.

"No, no, no, we gotta go, guys, we gotta go," said Wylie.

Sutcliffe pursued McCoy, but Wylie fired back "no means no!"

The game was broadcast globally on ESPN.

Within minutes of the exchange, #NoMeansNo was trending worldwide on Twitter.

Speculation ran rampant about where McCoy was in such a hurry to be until Wylie spoke Tuesday morning to TMZ.

"We wanted to get Colt in to hear coach's post-game speech," Wylie told the gossip site. "I wasn't denying access. I wanted Colt to hear coach talk. I felt we needed to get him inside."

McCoy did eventually do the ESPN Deportes interview, Wylie further explained.

The backup quarterback was eager to speak with anyone willing to listen after the thrilling overtime win in front of his parents, who were in attendance.

His turn in the spotlight might soon come to an end, star quarterback Robert Griffin III is said to be close to returning to the field.

But McCoy will always have that victory, and the controversy afterwards, to remember.

McCoy Leads the Redskins Past the Cowboys in Overtime
McCoy Leads the Redskins Past the Cowboys in Overtime

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