Bruce Allen, the longtime team president of the Washington Redskins, was fired by owner Dan Snyder Monday, the team announced in a statement.
The statement was blunt: There would be no reassignment, no retirement, no gracious exit for Allen. "Bruce Allen has been relieved of his duties as president of the Washington Redskins and is no longer with the organization," Snyder's statement read.
"Like our passionate fan base, I recognize we have not lived up to the high standards set by great Redskins teams, coaches and players who have come before us," the statement continued. "As we reevaluate our team leadership, culture and process for winning football games, I am excited for the opportunities that lie ahead to renew our singular focus and purpose of bringing championship football back to Washington D.C."
The final image of the relationship's end came in the bowels of Cowboys Stadium. Allen, with head up, walked past a gaggle of Redskins beat reporters without slowing down or stopping for queastions headed off toward the team buses in one direction. At the same time, Snyder walked out of the Redskins locker room, without stopping headed in an opposite direction.