Reading various sources it seems that former/current/leave of absence general manager Scot McCloughan’s “personal matters” were ongoing, had to with McCloughan only, did not involve anything illegal and was not for football reasons. McCloughan was confronted by team officials at a meeting on Wednesday about the ongoing personal issue and it seems was let go afterwards. The 49ers front office has yet to make any announcement about the move which some have attributed to team officials finalizing a buy-out of the last two years of McCloughan’s contract. All of this sheds more light on why the sudden departure of a general manager during the most important period of the off-season and one can speculate about what the personal issues are that forced the hand of Niner team officials. However I am still confused at the timing in all of this. If this was an ongoing personal issue I hope when all of the information comes out that the 49ers had been trying multiple times to resolve the matter with McCloughan and it did not get better. No other explanation will be accepted by the 49ers Faithful from team officials and will hopefully end the head scratching as to the timing of the firing.
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