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RGIII says RGII visit didn’t overstep any boundaries

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Everything Robert Griffin III is under the microscope these days, including a visit he received from his father in the Redskins locker room just after Monday night’s loss to the 49ers.

Tarik El-Bashir of CSNWashington.com reported that father and son “seemed to have a lengthy and, at times, tense conversation” before and after Griffin addressed the media. There has been some criticism and much discussion about the visit in the days since the game, which Griffin talked about during his visit with reporters on Monday.

Griffin said he was “shocked” to see his father in the locker room, but that the visit was nothing more than concern about Griffin’s well being after a kick to the groin during the game. Griffin III went on to say that there are no ill effects from the kick — “There will be a Griffin IV” — and that he hoped criticism of his father’s trip to the locker room would stop.

“Family members sometimes come in the locker room,” Griffin said, via the Washington Post. “So I’m not gonna say whose family members are in the locker room. It’s just he showed up. Yeah, I was shocked that he was there. But he meant no harm. And anybody out there that’s going after my dad needs to back up. That is my father. I will protect my family. And he served 21 years in the military. I know that’s not an excuse for anything that he does. But he’s not overstepping any bounds. So … I hope people respect that and will back off.”

If the season had not gone off the rails in Washington, there probably wouldn’t be anything made of a locker room visit like this. It has gone that way, though, and the only question left now is how ugly things will get before the season comes to a close.

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46 Responses to “RGIII says RGII visit didn’t overstep any boundaries”
  1. thepftpoet says: Nov 27, 2013 4:23 PM

    The Minnesota Vikings have now been decided as the symbol of greatness. The Minnesota Vikings are a franchise that has dominated for decades with a .538 overall winning percentage to prove it, ranked #3 in the league worldwide. The NFL has recently scammed the Vikings out of multiple Super Bowl rings because they envy our greatness, jealousy like this prevents the Vikings from this, but we will succeed. The impending Vikings dynasty will soon follow, multiple Super Bowl rings will be coming our way and our greatness will be shown worldwide.

    Many of you so called “haters” will say this is not true, but haters are known to envy greatness. Martin Luther King is a great example of a person who resembles the Vikings organization, he changed the world and was hated for it, but people recognize him for greatness

    The Minnesota Vikings are the prototypical franchise. We are the Lambourghini of cars, the iPhones of cellular devices, The Kate Uptons of females, and our presence can be felt worldwide by our profound greatness. We are the boat floating proudly on your favorite teams tears, sailing to multiple championships.

  2. azarkhan says: Nov 27, 2013 4:29 PM

    thepftpoet says: The Kate Uptons of females

    The Vikings are also the Kate Uptons of the NFL.

  3. bucrightoff says: Nov 27, 2013 4:29 PM

    So is the original Robert Griffin RGI, or just RG?

  4. jessefootball says: Nov 27, 2013 4:29 PM

    This is why the Redskins have a problem. You can’t respond at length to every controversy mentioned in the media. They talk way too much there, from Shanahan and Griffin to everybody else.

    A better answer: “Sometimes family members come into the locker room. Not a big deal at all.”

    And that’s if you bother to respond to it at all.

  5. filthymcnasty1 says: Nov 27, 2013 4:29 PM

    The Minnesota Vikings are a franchise that has dominated for decades with a .538 overall winning percentage to prove it……………

    *****************************************

    .538?

    I thought that was their blood alcohol content.

  6. lucasblack12 says: Nov 27, 2013 4:29 PM

    Dude whatever you are smoking you need to lay off that stuff man, the Vikings are terrible move around.

  7. netrunner2k2 says: Nov 27, 2013 4:35 PM

    They really do talk too much; especially RGIII’s antics in the pre-season. Just shut up. If the Patriot’s don’t dabble in that crap, neither should you.

  8. logicalvoicesays says: Nov 27, 2013 4:38 PM

    Leave the best QB in Football alone. #RGIIIisbeingtreatedunfairly

  9. harrisonhits2 says: Nov 27, 2013 4:39 PM

    I often wonder if these people who go into threads that have nothing at all to do with their teams and write diatribes like the one about the Vikes above realize how much as an ass they’re making of themselves.

  10. raiderheart says: Nov 27, 2013 4:39 PM

    Vikings greatness?! Lol sounds good. More like the punching bag of the decades!!! I know the Vikings put up a hell of a fight in the Super Bowl against my Raiders ! Oh wait….. Ha ha. Same goes for the Redskins but at least they got their rings so I can’t hate.

  11. blahblah1000 says: Nov 27, 2013 4:40 PM

    First off that is a TROLL Viking FAN!

    Second who cares if Daddy showed up, it’s his Son.
    If the Redskins were balling out, people would spin it as a tight father-son story….

    You know like they use to say about Tiger Woods, and his daddy, or Venus, and Serena Williams.

    -SKOL

  12. johnnyjagfan says: Nov 27, 2013 4:42 PM

    I’m sick of hearing this kid talk. Put Cousins in. Shut RGIII down. Watch what happens.

  13. onearmsteven says: Nov 27, 2013 4:45 PM

    People are acting like rg3 held this press conference just to address whether his dad came in the locker room and why. Pft never mentions that every single starting qb is required to have a weekly press conference.

    Rg3 can’t dictate which press conferences they decide to report on to the general public.

  14. 1rockyracoon says: Nov 27, 2013 4:46 PM

    pftpoet,
    Your analogies are incorrect. You are using, but confusing how to compare one thing to another. For example, “He’s the Babe Ruth of poker. See how it works–you take the best person in one field and compare him/her to the best person in another field who is widely considered great. Tis better to be thought a fool…

  15. Kaz says: Nov 27, 2013 4:50 PM

    “Family members sometimes come in the locker room,” Griffin said, via the Washington Post. “So I’m not gonna say whose family members are in the locker room.”

    That was as close to throwing someone under the bus as you can get.

  16. kenny2neworleans says: Nov 27, 2013 4:50 PM

    Comparing martin Luther king to a sports team. Keep it classy and in perspective up there fella!

  17. beerbudsnbevo says: Nov 27, 2013 4:55 PM

    logicalvoicesays says:
    Nov 27, 2013 4:38 PM
    Leave the best QB in Football alone. #RGIIIisbeingtreatedunfairly

    ………………………………

    HTTR

    Hail To Tony Romo

  18. athwartships says: Nov 27, 2013 4:57 PM

    I don’t even like RGIII, but making a big deal about family in the locker room is just low and unprofessional. Anyone calling themselves a reporter and thinking this is a story should just find new work…..you are a tool.

  19. steelersaregodsteam says: Nov 27, 2013 4:58 PM

    Meanwhile, in the land of the relevant, The March® continues as the Nation prepares to cook a different kind of bird for Thanksgiving.

  20. cocheese000 says: Nov 27, 2013 5:18 PM

    Nothing has changed from this year and last year in regards to the constant media coverage of rg3. The only difference is this year he is not playing well.

  21. thetruthcampaign says: Nov 27, 2013 5:24 PM

    I would’ve been a THCIII if grandpa had the same middle name. As it is, I’m jr instead. Major dropoff in cred. I’m changing it to 2.

  22. Foghorn The IKonoclast says: Nov 27, 2013 5:31 PM

    Robert Griffin III needs to be ‘no comment’ because that incur less wrath than making comments about teammates or whining how he is being mistreated.

  23. pick6ftw says: Nov 27, 2013 8:28 PM

    The issue is not a family member coming in to check in on someone who’s been injured. The issue is you have some attention seeking dad who thinks he’s part of the team. Just like his spawn he’s obsessed with himself, and wants to be apart of something he has no business being in. I could see if Robert GriffinIII got carted off the field then he’d have a reason to be there. But Robert GriffinII doesn’t need to be showing his lays an egg on the field – if that’s the case he’s going to be visiting the locker room with great frequency in the coming months.

  24. Ram says: Nov 27, 2013 8:30 PM

    As a Rams’ fan, I want to thank the Redskins’ franchise for your three 1st round draft picks. Especially, next years pick that will be in the top ten! The Rams’ might use it to get their future franchise QB. Not sure Bradford’s the man.

  25. jayquintana says: Nov 27, 2013 9:02 PM

    The issue isn’t the old man in the locker room. The issue is losing. When you win, it doesn’t matter who’s in the locker room. Ask Michael Irvin and Magic Johnson. When you’re winning world championships, bringing in groupies is no big deal.

  26. annes22 says: Nov 27, 2013 9:52 PM

    For god sake “Daddy in the locker room” now. This is getting ridiculous, and RG111 needs to grow up.
    His playing compared to last year, is not very good, and I don’t think Daddy needs to come into the locker room and discuss it.
    Get over it and grow up, and stop engaging your mouth and making a pile of mistakes when you speak to the press. It’s pathetic!!

  27. rextraordinaire says: Nov 27, 2013 10:31 PM

    I thought RGII was just RGJr, or just RGJ

  28. leevi98 says: Nov 27, 2013 10:38 PM

    “””””Ram says: Nov 27, 2013 8:30 PM

    As a Rams’ fan, I want to thank the Redskins’ franchise for your three 1st round draft picks. Especially, next years pick that will be in the top ten! The Rams’ might use it to get their future franchise QB. Not sure Bradford’s the man.””””””””

    Problem is…Rams won’t know what to do with the pick and 2nd its a weak draft for the Rams MANY needs and 3rd…ya have to ask yourself why were the Rams in the position to trade the 2nd over all pick to begin with!

  29. doggeatdogg says: Nov 27, 2013 10:45 PM

    This one event with dad in the locker room is probably no bid deal but it’s the cumulative effect with the RGIII experiment.

    And where there is an RGIII, there is an RGII. At least RGII probably thought he was relevant to the equation and is doing his best to show us.

    I hope it works out for Washington because they invested heavily in their QB.

    And whatever the poet is smoking in Minnesota should be immediately confiscated so no cars or models are harmed.

  30. guachosporlife says: Nov 27, 2013 10:51 PM

    Last year he was telling Romo to keep his head up and not listen to his critics after they beat Dallas. I think he needs to follow his own advice–but all he needs to do is keep his mouth shut.

  31. worknman24hours says: Nov 27, 2013 10:59 PM

    Seasons over for Washington, sit RG3 out for the rest of it, let his knee heal fully and let the rest of the team make the best of the what’s left of the season.

    No reason to let him possibly end his entire career in a losing season effort.

    None at all.

  32. ziplock10 says: Nov 27, 2013 11:30 PM

    It was a week after he needed surgery the week 1 campaign started? It’s too bad someone didn’t reign him in there. It’s just snowballed and it’s been unnecessary. He should’ve been out there the first half of the season. Maybe he could be playing better now but his knee is affecting his delivery. He should be getting rid of the ball faster and he isn’t. He runs his mouth and if you talk enough, you’ll say something wrong.

    He’s 23. Give him time with a new coach who will control the team..

  33. afcdomination says: Nov 27, 2013 11:41 PM

    wait, so because he served 21 years in the military(respect), he can’t possibly overstep his bounds?

    I really don’t even know why the military experience is relevant to the situation.

  34. afcdomination says: Nov 27, 2013 11:42 PM

    RGIII needs to learn from Andrew luck. just let your play do the talking. if that means going into answering questions with generic answers, then do it.

  35. rickc402 says: Nov 28, 2013 12:05 AM

    As a Redskins fan, now more concerned Ram’s fans can’t complete basic math. It was a swap of firsts, two future first round picks and a second that year. Net result is +2 1 round picks and +1 2 round pick. Not “three first round picks”. Using the same logic, thanks for the second overall pick!

  36. dawsonleery says: Nov 28, 2013 12:50 AM

    If I was a Rams fan I would be very happy. They just have to figure out if Bradford goes or the OC.

  37. averagjoe says: Nov 28, 2013 12:53 AM

    I”The impending Vikings dynasty will soon follow…” … provided someone fires up the flux capacitor in the old DeLorean, and does back to get Bud Grant, Alan Page, Fran Tarkenton and a few others from the real great Vikings team, and zaps them back to today.

  38. lawyermalloy says: Nov 28, 2013 5:22 AM

    Lets face it;the kid’s a bust!

  39. waxthat says: Nov 28, 2013 6:38 AM

    Kaepernick > RGIII

    We all saw it Monday night. In three years, even logicalvoicesays will agree. Robert is too physically frail and mentally soft. If he doesn’t get injured again, he’ll lose his team with his big mouth. #operationpatience LMAO

  40. purpleppleeaters says: Nov 28, 2013 10:23 AM

    RGIII has lost a step, the read option has been solved, and family members in an NFL locker room is embarrassing.
    Time to move on. Cousins is a better option. Sorry, RG. It’s over.

  41. skinsfolife says: Nov 28, 2013 10:50 AM

    There are no boundaries when it comes to RGme. Only for other players not referred to by their initials and handed down name. This kid needs to take the money and run straight to track competition. He is not an NFL player nor someone who can handle the lime light of an NFL star. Try this one Robert….. Humility? Accountability? Any of those look good on you? I would love to see you shut down your twitter and Facebook and concentrate on improving your reads, and maybe you can study defense.

  42. jimjets says: Nov 28, 2013 12:04 PM

    As a giant hater I was hoping this guy could play Thank god for nick foles

  43. mackcarrington says: Nov 28, 2013 2:18 PM

    I don’t recall anyone having a problem when Michael Jordan’s dad came into the locker room after Bulls games.
    But then, that really isn’t a fair comparison, is it?

  44. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Nov 28, 2013 3:41 PM

    RG 2 should have been concerned about RG3′s knee last year in the playoffs. It was stupid to play and he is not the same now.

  45. therealbleedcoltsblue says: Nov 28, 2013 8:44 PM

    Remember when Peyton visited Eli in the locker room after the Giants won the super bowl?

    Strangley enough, there was no criticism….. even though Peyton Manning was the starting QB for another NFL team.

    #doublestandardsareforever

  46. Ram says: Nov 29, 2013 2:38 AM

    rickc402 says:
    Nov 28, 2013 12:05 AM
    As a Redskins fan, now more concerned Ram’s fans can’t complete basic math. It was a swap of firsts, two future first round picks and a second that year. Net result is +2 1 round picks and +1 2 round pick. Not “three first round picks”. Using the same logic, thanks for the second overall pick!
    __________________________________

    Wow, your attempt at condescendingly telling me that I can’t do basic math is a complete failure. Lets try this again, in more basic terms

    Redskins = RG III

    Rams = Redskin’s 2012 1st (and 2nd)
    Redskin’s 2013 1st
    Redskin’s 2014 1st

    That equates to 3 1st round players plus a 2nd round player for RGIII (whom the Rams didn’t even want, and from what I have seen, really glad they didn’t draft him)

    From the basic math department, it looks like the Rams got THREE (3) first round draft picks (plus a 2nd) for RG III. Hopefully, that helps spell it out for you.

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