ASHBURN, Va. - The wife of Washington Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan has apologized for "disparaging" and "unfounded" comments on her Twitter account about an ESPN reporter.

The Redskins issued a statement on behalf of Jessica McCloughan on Wednesday night in which she acknowledged making the remarks, which said the reporter exchanged sexual favors for information.

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Jessica McCloughan's statement begins: "I deeply apologize for the disparaging remarks about an ESPN reporter on my personal Twitter account. The comment was unfounded and inappropriate, and I have the utmost respect for both the reporter and ESPN."

That apology never mentioned Dianna Russini by name. But a statement issued by ESPN said, in part: "Dianna is an excellent reporter who should never have to be subjected to such vulgar comments."

Scot McCloughan is entering his first season as Washington's GM.