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NFL says “miscommunication” led to RG3 being told to cover brace

Redskins' Griffin III is tackled by Eagles' Ryans during second half action of their NFL football game in Landover Reuters

Robert Griffin III was told by a league official to cover his knee brace during Monday night’s game. But the NFL now says Griffin should not have been told that.

An NFL spokesman told CSNWashington.com that Griffin was told to cover his knee brace as a result of a “miscommunication”.

The spokesman said players have the option of wearing knee braces either inside or outside their uniform pants.

It’s not clear why a league official was telling Griffin to cover up his brace if that league official hadn’t bothered to learn the rules regarding players wearing braces. And it’s nor surprising that Griffin (who was previously hit with a $10,000 fine for wearing an unauthorized shirt) is frustrated.

But in the future, Griffin can wear his brace the way he wants.

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59 Responses to “NFL says “miscommunication” led to RG3 being told to cover brace”
  1. thepftpoet says: Sep 10, 2013 6:48 PM

    Roses are red
    Violets are blue
    RG3 is an over-rated fad that the media overhyped and will lead the Redskins to 5 wins this season…

  2. flamethrower101 says: Sep 10, 2013 6:50 PM

    A “miscommunication.” Seriously? That’s what they’re blaming? Typical.

  3. wearethesteelers says: Sep 10, 2013 6:51 PM

    I thought it was McNabb running around.

  4. scoops1 says: Sep 10, 2013 6:51 PM

    Logicalvoice wasn’t doing his job…..

  5. gmenfan1982 says: Sep 10, 2013 6:52 PM

    I can’t believe it’s possible for this to be an issue.

  6. lapsncaps says: Sep 10, 2013 6:52 PM

    I thought it was a league-wide rule that all leg braces are covered…you see lineman all the time with knee braces under the socks and pads, why should RG3 be allowedfollow different rules then everyone else?

  7. schmitty2 says: Sep 10, 2013 6:53 PM

    thepftpoet says:Sep 10, 2013 6:48 PM

    Roses are red
    Violets are blue
    RG3 is an over-rated fad that the media overhyped and will lead the Redskins to 5 wins this season…

    Roses are red
    Violets are blue
    Poems usually rhyme you Roody-Poo

  8. Deb says: Sep 10, 2013 6:58 PM

    I can’t believe a guy prepping for his first game after that kind of knee surgery is being pestered about his uniform by some league suit. Really? Is this football or America’s Next Top Model? Another moment of disbelief brought to us by our friends in the Commissioner’s office.

    Rog, please just let the players play.

  9. jrebar88 says: Sep 10, 2013 6:58 PM

    Tell Bum Knee 3 to go warm the bench. He is gonna get destroyed when Von Miller returns.

  10. bsizemore68 says: Sep 10, 2013 6:59 PM

    Left hand, right hand, the league needs to get with the program. Bill

  11. persianelvis says: Sep 10, 2013 7:02 PM

    Robert should be reimbursed 10k

  12. koolaidcircusbeast says: Sep 10, 2013 7:04 PM

    Raheem Morris told his cornerbacks to cover, but there was a miscommunication.

  13. floratiotime says: Sep 10, 2013 7:04 PM

    In other big news RG3 was seen taking plastic instead of paper at the local supermarket.

  14. seattlecoug says: Sep 10, 2013 7:05 PM

    RGMe is worthless and the R-Words won’t win 6 games this year…. #backtothebottonwhereyoubelong

  15. s0merand0mguy says: Sep 10, 2013 7:05 PM

    Breaking News: Redskins fans blame the brace for their loss. If only that Brace was freely out in the open and not tugging on RG3’s pants and socks he would have played better.

  16. indywilson40 says: Sep 10, 2013 7:08 PM

    I’m worried about Logicalvoicesays. He has commented yet. Someone should check on him.

  17. hillbillyjim says: Sep 10, 2013 7:08 PM

    He’ll soon have a matching one on the other knee. That will make the nfl uniform nazi’s happy.

  18. granadafan says: Sep 10, 2013 7:08 PM

    The uniform cop is like those rent-a-cops or a TSA agent who only has a high school (if that) education yet flashes his power like the gestapo.

  19. thepftpoet says: Sep 10, 2013 7:09 PM

    RG3 looks terrible
    The Redskins are out of luck
    In related news
    The Redskins still suck…

  20. koolaidcircusbeast says: Sep 10, 2013 7:11 PM

    Ray Lewis said miscommunication was illiteracy.

  21. bighurt228 says: Sep 10, 2013 7:15 PM

    Is it me or does this guy seem to be a HAM in front of the camera??. Always fixing his hair and uniform, and walking around like he’s a hall of famer. ,!! Maybe someone should sit him down and explain what being a pro takes. Only my opinion. He is rusty and the way he runs around aimlessly, it looks like an injury waiting to happen. I’m not a fan of the read option.

  22. bennyb82 says: Sep 10, 2013 7:22 PM

    I am wondering why the NFL let them wear yellow shoes. I thought there was a flag on every play.

  23. dunder1mifflin says: Sep 10, 2013 7:23 PM

    RG3 is good, but too hyped by media, just like Johnnie Futbal. Both Luck and Russell Wilson were more deserving of Rookie of the Year.

  24. northstarnic says: Sep 10, 2013 7:23 PM

    Maybe if he wasn’t constantly drawing attention to himself for stupid ish like violating the uniform policy, refs wouldn’t feel like they have to monitor his uniform.

  25. murlikoushik says: Sep 10, 2013 7:26 PM

    So that’s why they were outplayed so badly! It all makes sense now. I’d not be surprised if that “league official” is an Eagle’s employee in disguise.

  26. zam0854 says: Sep 10, 2013 7:29 PM

    Eagles NFC East Champs!

  27. browns627 says: Sep 10, 2013 7:29 PM

    RG3 and Tim Tebow walk into a bar….

  28. 12seahawks says: Sep 10, 2013 7:32 PM

    Someone mentioned RG3 “always fixing his hair”.

    I agree. It bothers me too. I think an NFL QB plays better when they have nice short hair and no facial hair.

    If you want to look good, go ahead and buy a new suit (see Adrian Peterson). But your focus should be on football 24/7. And someone who looks like Kyle Orton can’t look the way he looks and be focused on much of anything. Seriously, that guy looks like a bum. And Aaron Rodgers, when he has the Chi-Mo mustache plays worse than when he is clean shaven.

    RG3, get a hair cut. Or at least stop fidgeting with it during post game interviews!

  29. baddegg says: Sep 10, 2013 7:37 PM

    There is some terrible poetry in this thread.

  30. mitchem85 says: Sep 10, 2013 7:40 PM

    It’s going to be so fun watching eagles fan disappear from this board, just like every year. Get that crap talking out now while you can Philly, we all know you will be back in your hole by the end of the season.

    It’s hilarious to me when these eagles fans act like they didnt want to score more points….. Fact is y’all couldn’t. Skins defense had you figured out in the 2nd and rg3 knocked the rust off by the 3rd.. Giftwrapped turnovers, missed field goal,safety and you only won by 6.. Redskins will be fine… Peyton manning had to take a year off after his injury and then went 0-4 before his team started gelling. I see a lot of wishful thinking from a lot of haters on here! We love it

  31. nomoreseasontix says: Sep 10, 2013 7:40 PM

    Miscommunication? The official meant to say “Wear it however you want, Bob” but it came out “Cover that thing up or we’re gonna fine you.”

    Makes sense. In a Goodell kind of way.

  32. pacodawg says: Sep 10, 2013 7:40 PM

    Great Article!

  33. strokeytheclown says: Sep 10, 2013 7:43 PM

    Don’t worry about logicalvoice, his grandma is driving him to the poster store to replace the one he starched.

  34. cowboyhater says: Sep 10, 2013 7:44 PM

    Well have you had your fun yet haters? I was not surprised at the result, nor were most skins fans because most skins fans do not come on this site, so your thoughts of true skins fans are quite skewed, but that’s ok. I love to see the hate posts after only week one in the NFL. Hate to tell everyone this, but RG3 showed guts and is slowly rounding into shape as shown in the 2nd half 15-21, 160 yds, 2td’s. Did philly take the pedal off the gas?….I’ll let everyone be the judge but when the skins were sustaining drives the eagles d was getting gassed, as was their fast break offense. Anyone happen to see Vick limp. He will not last in this offense. Their protection schemes up front will not fly in the NFL. While Vick was slowing, RG3 got stronger which will be the case as the season continues. I’ll take my lumps for now, but this is very temporary until RG3 gets his legs under him (no pun intended) and becomes more confident mentally with his knee. I won’t shy away from the hater’s criticisms. Tough games the next 2 weeks, but this is the NFL. On any given Sunday, right jets fans? HTTR!!

  35. goodellisruiningtheleague says: Sep 10, 2013 7:46 PM

    The NFL is very good at trying to push the blame on everyone else for their own mistakes

  36. theblowtorchreview says: Sep 10, 2013 7:46 PM

    And what was with that intro for RG3 last night? That was ridiculous! That was really over the top. He’s not part of the team anymore, he’s just God?

    What’s next? Arrive in a horse drawn chariot with angels scattering rose petals in front of him.

    I know that wasn’t RG3’s idea but he sure did seem to suck it up.

  37. rickc402 says: Sep 10, 2013 7:48 PM

    6% of the season chumps, can’t judge who’s going to win a marathon by the 1.5 miles ran. You guys are weak sauce, half the NFL lost a game. Go troll somewhere else.

  38. thegonz13 says: Sep 10, 2013 7:59 PM

    It’s just that the brace wasn’t made by Nike…

  39. broncosllbuckya says: Sep 10, 2013 8:06 PM

    If the NFL was this concerned about a knee brace, I wonder what big brother upstairs though of kapperkook’s massive headphones he decided to don at the post game press conference. Can’t seem to get it figured out…

  40. justintuckrule says: Sep 10, 2013 8:11 PM

    whoops…forgot the Dice Clay “OOOHHH!!” ^

  41. fooath says: Sep 10, 2013 8:12 PM

    Inside or Outside. Not both. Isn’t that a pretty simple miscommunication if your an official and he’s got it half covered?

  42. getyourownname says: Sep 10, 2013 8:26 PM

    Funny, that’s just what the prison warden said to the inmates in Cool Hand Luke.

  43. sophillyimjersey says: Sep 10, 2013 8:35 PM

    So Rg3 can run up n down take hits and he’ll become stronger. But Mike Vick will take hits and not last? How can any mobile QB. Last in these offenses?

  44. mancave001 says: Sep 10, 2013 8:51 PM

    Hmmm. Must be what made them suck so bad.

    Still Gloating

  45. 4getu says: Sep 10, 2013 8:59 PM

    @mitchem85
    Sep 10, 2013, 5:40 PM MDT

    Bwahahahahaha!!!!!!! WHAT?!! Hahahahaha. Great comment, keep it up

  46. bigrains says: Sep 10, 2013 9:03 PM

    Let me guess, skins fans will say “he didn’t play well because his knee brace was inside his pants”. That’s sad

  47. gibson34 says: Sep 10, 2013 9:17 PM

    HAS ANYBODY SEEN ILOGICAL VOICE? SHOULD WE REPORT HIM MISSING? I HAVE A FEELING WE WONT FIND HIM UNTIL THE RED FACES WIN A GAME WHICH COULD BUT ANOTHER 4 OR 5 GAMES…..LMAO.

  48. Dad says: Sep 10, 2013 9:17 PM

    Yay.

  49. gbpack81 says: Sep 10, 2013 9:23 PM

    I’m thinking Logicalvoice is actually Kyle Shanahan.

  50. patsbrat says: Sep 10, 2013 9:24 PM

    Marketing spin: “miscommunication” = “league official doesn’t know what he is talking about and said something that is just totally wrong.”

  51. rcali says: Sep 10, 2013 9:57 PM

    Somewhere Warren Moon is making a phone call to the league.

  52. s0merand0mguy says: Sep 10, 2013 10:53 PM

    @mitchem85
    Sep 10, 2013 7:40 PM
    It’s hilarious to me when these eagles fans act like they didnt want to score more points….. Fact is y’all couldn’t. Skins defense had you figured out in the 2nd and rg3 knocked the rust off by the 3rd.. Giftwrapped turnovers, missed field goal,safety and you only won by 6. I see a lot of wishful thinking from a lot of haters on here! We love it

    Reading this was painful for me. Knowing how much you are truly hurting inside. I know this was a win… a division win… We destroyed you and after half time played preventive defense too soon THATS why you caught up. Lets not forget we gift wrapped you a touchdown when we ran down the field to the 5 and threw the backwards pass. We also gave you a fumble at the 30. So no excuses allowed here. McCoy Ran for 184 yards you figured nothing out. Out coached/Out Played… Denial…. Tear… Sad face.

  53. dwats says: Sep 10, 2013 11:09 PM

    Isn’t Bobby due for another press conference?

  54. stoicpaisano says: Sep 11, 2013 12:54 AM

    “The uniform cop is like those rent-a-cops or a TSA agent who only has a high school (if that) education yet flashes his power like the gestapo.”

    _______________________________________________

    One of the chiefs of enforcement is Matt Birk.

    Like oh sure, he went to Harvard.

  55. thermalito says: Sep 11, 2013 1:07 AM

    Ratface Shanny is going to end RGIII’s career early

  56. bbk1000 says: Sep 11, 2013 7:18 AM

    I wish RG3 would place the brace over his mouth….I’m tired of hearing from this prima donna….

  57. 07vrod says: Sep 11, 2013 11:07 AM

    This is just your typical NFL back peddling in attempts to save face because of a nationally televised game in which the NFL front office showed its true colors and their gestapo micro management tatics to everyone.

  58. thirdistheworrd says: Sep 11, 2013 11:27 AM

    seattlecoug says: Sep 10, 2013 7:05 PM

    RGMe is worthless and the R-Words won’t win 6 games this year…. #backtothebottonwhereyoubelong
    __________
    Both of our teams have been at the bottom for a while, why can’t we just be happy for both our newfound successes? I’m not a fan of the Seahawks, or the Niners, or the Chiefs, or the Lions, yet I am a fan of cellar-dweller solidarity. people forget that it was only two years ago that San Fran was that upstart cellar-dweller “fluke” that should “go back to the bottom where they belong”. After their 2006 NFC Championship, the Seahawks slid quickly into near doormat status as well. When they won the division title in 2010 with a 7-9 record, the NFC West was the laughingstock of the league. Not anymore.

    Can’t we just enjoy that the Seahawks, Niners, Redskins, and Falcons, (and possibly Vikings and Rams) are part of a changing of the guard in the NFC. We are the up-and-coming new elite of the conference– we should be looking foward to duking it out with each other over the next decade rather than making petty comments, because every one of these teams could legitimately told to get back to the “basement where they belong”

  59. s0merand0mguy says: Sep 12, 2013 6:44 PM

    @thirdistheworrd Can’t we just enjoy that the Seahawks, Niners, Redskins, and Falcons, (and possibly Vikings and Rams) are part of a changing of the guard in the NFC. We are the up-and-coming new elite of the conference
    ——————————————

    Don’t insult the Seahawks, Niners, and Falcons like that. Redskins are not the up-and-coming new elite team when they got spanked in their first game against a coach with NO NFL experience, all new coaching and personnel, players etc.. The eagles were supposed to be in re-build mode. But even in re-build mode we beat you. Elite? lol…. More like 3rd or 4th place in the nfc east like always.

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