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RG3 says he’s wary of vultures trying to get his money

Robert Griffin III AP

A day after a former Baylor basketball player was arrested for attempting to extort Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, Griffin said he will remain on his guard for people trying to target him.

The man who was arrested, Richard Hurd, threatened to go public with what he was claiming was some type of derogatory information about Griffin unless Griffin paid him a substantial sum of money. Griffin and his representatives went to the authorities, and Hurd was arrested. Without going into specifics about Hurd or the case, Griffin made clear in comments to reporters today that he’s going to be vigilant when people go after what he has worked hard to earn.

There’s vultures out there, people looking to climb on top of all your money,” Griffin said.

Griffin said that for him, the trick of being an NFL player will be continuing to enjoy spending time around his fans while also setting boundaries. He said in that respect, he’s no different from other NFL rookies, all of whom may now be targets from people they knew before they were rich and will now want some of that money.

“You’ve got to be careful with who you trust,” Griffin said. “There’s a fine line between guarding yourself and being guarded. I think I do a pretty good job of guarding myself, even with this situation. It’s just something unfortunate that happened so I think guys can learn. It’s just something that everyone can learn from and just move on.”

From all indications, Griffin handled a bad situation about as well as anyone could. Which means other “vultures” would be wise to avoid RG3.

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28 Responses to “RG3 says he’s wary of vultures trying to get his money”
  1. medtxpack says: Jun 26, 2012 1:28 PM

    He needs to save as much as possible because he wont be getting a bigger contract than his first. I know all the skins fans are high on this guy but im not buying it….

    FAIL! or Hail, or whatever yall scream…

  2. basexc9 says: Jun 26, 2012 1:35 PM

    Not a good year for those with the last name of “Hurd”

  3. kosarsmyidol says: Jun 26, 2012 1:44 PM

    RGIII sounds like he has a good head on his shoulders. The Redskins could be a surprise this year.

  4. cooklynn17 says: Jun 26, 2012 1:45 PM

    You better be more concerned with vultures trying to take your head off. You know like Osi, Tuck and Pierre-Paul.

    Its snack time…

  5. natelan69 says: Jun 26, 2012 1:49 PM

    I don’t watch college football, so I have no clue how good (or bad) this guy is as a player, although I have certainly heard high praise (which means nothing to someone like me who watched Ryan Leaf single-handedly destroy my Chargers in the late 90’s), but I once saw RG3 and his dad on some indepth interview on television once, and man is this kid smart! He’s smart, EXTREMELY athletic, and seems like an all around good kid. I got the impression that his father really brought this kid up well.

    That being said, I am rather curious about this supposed “dirt” which the Baylor basketballer was threatening to take public.

  6. blackqbwhiterb says: Jun 26, 2012 1:54 PM

    If he’s worried about vultures trying to get their hands on his money, Washington DC is about the worst place to be, isn’t it?

  7. triangletaddler says: Jun 26, 2012 2:02 PM

    You better be more concerned with vultures trying to take your head off. You know like Osi, Tuck and Pierre-Paul.

    Its snack time…

    ————————————————-

    You mean like last year, when they really “snacked” on the Redskins?

    Oh wait…

  8. dirtyjersey9er says: Jun 26, 2012 2:09 PM

    @natelan69

    Must not have been anything at all considering RG3 went to the police right away.

  9. captainwisdom8888 says: Jun 26, 2012 2:10 PM

    What a pathetic excuse for a human being…trying to get over on a young, respectful man instead of earning his keep the hard way(like RGIII). The saddest part about this vulture is that he doesn’t see or even care about the dishonor he brings to himself in this situation.

    If you aren’t strong enough to honor yourself…you will only adversely affect the world around you.

  10. peytonsneck18 says: Jun 26, 2012 2:11 PM

    ALL FAIL TO the REDSKINS! !!

  11. foul83 says: Jun 26, 2012 2:13 PM

    Vultures eat dead meat. Hmmmmm, at least he understands he’s in the NFC East.

  12. peytonsneck18 says: Jun 26, 2012 2:13 PM

    Mayor marion barry will extort him for some of that yayo money

  13. sj39 says: Jun 26, 2012 2:13 PM

    “If he’s worried about vultures trying to get their hands on his money, Washington DC is about the worst place to be, isn’t it?”

    Well played, well played indeed.

  14. alphaq2 says: Jun 26, 2012 2:18 PM

    cooklynn17 says:
    Jun 26, 2012 1:45 PM
    You better be more concerned with vultures trying to take your head off. You know like Osi, Tuck and Pierre-Paul.

    Its snack time…

    ====================

    Yeah, because they did such a great job against Grossman. I’m sure RGIII is scared to death.

  15. cowboysaretheworst says: Jun 26, 2012 2:26 PM

    He’d better save his money because he’s gonna be a BUST!

  16. andyreidcarboload says: Jun 26, 2012 2:28 PM

    You mean like last year, when they really “snacked” on the Redskins?

    Oh wait…
    —————————————————————–
    It’s all good. The Giants won the Super Bowl. Coughlin even admitted after the first game of the season that they weren’t ready to play the Skins. It’s funny how things worked out, right?

  17. hulkhogansays says: Jun 26, 2012 2:30 PM

    It’s so cute to see folks hate on real greatness brother. It’s going to be refreshing to see RG3 and the Redskins destroy the 31 other teams for 15 years. Like it or not, his destiny is the Pro Football Hall of Fame and becoming the best QB of Alltime.

  18. rgthreetodc says: Jun 26, 2012 2:55 PM

    peytonsneck18 says:
    Jun 26, 2012 2:13 PM
    Mayor marion barry will extort him for some of that yayo money

    ============================
    Don’t let the fact get in the way, but Vincent Gray is the mayor of DC. Get out of your mom’s basement once in a while, might be good for your brain.

  19. skoobyfl says: Jun 26, 2012 3:10 PM

    He hasn’t played a down, let’s see how he does. I see purple drank written all over it.

  20. teamobijuan says: Jun 26, 2012 3:14 PM

    “Vultures” have other names, like the “Bentley” he bought for his “fiancé”, having not played a single down in the NFL yet.

  21. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 26, 2012 3:14 PM

    The circling vultures checked Gruesome out, but moved on after some consultation. “Too skinny” was one comment. “Looks as tough as boot leather” was overheard, along with, “Jeez, get a load of those teeth, I’m not getting close to that thing…”.

  22. seanb20124 says: Jun 26, 2012 3:27 PM

    To kill speculation, RG3 should tell us what the info is. Hope he’s not Kordell Stewart

  23. triangletaddler says: Jun 26, 2012 3:47 PM

    It’s all good. The Giants won the Super Bowl. Coughlin even admitted after the first game of the season that they weren’t ready to play the Skins. It’s funny how things worked out, right?

    ———————————————-

    By worked out do you mean Antrel Rolle saying they would beat the Skins 99 out of 100 times,
    then getting beat handily by the Skins…AGAIN?

  24. rg3enoughsaid says: Jun 26, 2012 4:35 PM

    If this guy’s talent even matchs half of the smarts/class he has.. we’re gonna be juuuuust fine

  25. lostsok says: Jun 26, 2012 9:51 PM

    Wow, someone in Washington is prudent with money.

    That’s a first.

    Clearly he’s not a Democrat or Rebublican.*

    * Both parties listed as I LOATH political comments on sports boards. This was a joke, not a biased attack on either party. Just a joke. If you want to discuss politics seriously, brew some tea or roll a blunt…and go to PoliticsTalks.com.

  26. thaenigmaofmd says: Jun 26, 2012 9:52 PM

    cooklynn17 says: Jun 26, 2012 1:45 PM

    You better be more concerned with vultures trying to take your head off. You know like Osi, Tuck and Pierre-Paul.

    Its snack time…

    Right just like last year…chump

  27. graham4jc says: Jun 26, 2012 11:43 PM

    Coughlin even admitted after the first game of the season that they weren’t ready to play the Skins.
    ______________________________

    And week 15, when the Skins beat the Giants in their house? You can’t escape this issue.

  28. peytonsneck18 says: Jun 26, 2012 11:50 PM

    Skins playoffs ….NO!!! GIANTS playoff….Yes!!!……silence redskins fans..u are just embarrassing yourselves

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