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Robert Griffin III Goes on Facebook Diatribe Against Critics

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    The biggest non-story of the day in the sports world unfortunately emanates from these parts. Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III responded to critics on his verfied Facebook page.

    It is uncertain what prompted the response, but here it is in its entirety:

    I usually don’t do this because everyone will have an opinion on what you do or don’t do. But to answer your question. I wear a sleeve because... well the same reason Pierre Garcon wears a fang mouthpiece-S. Moss wears a hand warmer when it’s 70 degrees-Will Montgomery wears elbow pads-Alfred Morris wears shin guards-London Fletcher doesn’t wear sleeves in below freezing weather-Adam Carriker does bicep curls and tricep extensions before a game-Chris Baker dances before every game in the locker room-Logan Paulsen does 2 handed spikes when he celebrates touchdowns-Chris Chester does ninja spins to block people-Some guys wear sleeves & some don’t-Some guys wear wristbands & some don’t-Etc Etc

    You see WE do these things because they make us comfortable. Not to be different. Been wearing a sleeve and glove for 10 years.

    You see WE are a team.

    You think I want it to be national news that I visit a beach? Or shop at Walmart? Or wore red shoes instead if green yesterday? Well I don’t. I’m "striving" for greatness just like my fellow teammates do. The "attention" that comes with being a QB in the league is what you are referring to. All the press conferences and talking to the media? Mandated by the league to have a press conference every week during the season and during team activities during the off-season.

    Oh wait, you must be talking about the Commercials? Right? Oh ok so what was the deal with those in 2012? WE won the division. So in 2013 when WE get knocked down, and finish last it's because of the commercials? If that is your reasoning I have nothing more to say. WE will get back up. That is what matters. I hope I answered your question well enough.

    And that you keep supporting the team.

    HTTR!!! 

    Now I am not going to dive into each and every statement that Griffin made, but what I will say is that this was completely unnecessary, especially for a quarterback who devolved from a media darling into a lightning rod for criticism in one season.

    Perhaps Griffin was damned either way; not answering could have been seen as off-putitng. But now Griffin has given talking heads another reason to talk about him in a negative light.


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