Robert Griffin III writing “explosive tell-all” book about “dysfunctional” Washington Football Team

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Robert Griffin III is promising to hit the Washington Football Team hard with a new book about his experiences with the franchise.

Griffin announced today that he’s writing a book with veteran sports writer Gary Myers titled Surviving Washington, and the published is describing the book as an “explosive tell-all” about “the shocking mismanagement and toxic culture within the most dysfunctional professional football team in America.”

In announcing the book, Griffin said he will delve into the “medical mismanagement” of the knee injury that ended his outstanding rookie season in a playoff loss, as well as information about the sexual harassment scandal that continues to affect the team, and what he calls a “toxic environment” overseen by owner Daniel Snyder.

The second overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft, Griffin won the Offensive Rookie of the Year award but never replicated his rookie success. He has been out of the league this season, and he may now figure that his NFL career is over and he’s free to say everything on his mind — much of which will not reflect well on Snyder and the Washington Football Team.

91 responses to “Robert Griffin III writing “explosive tell-all” book about “dysfunctional” Washington Football Team

  1. How low life can you be? A worthless, lowlife player goes after his employer (a lowlife) squanders 4 draft picks on him only to discover he’s a joke of a player.

  2. As much as I want to watch that weasel Snyder try to slither away from scandal after scandal, this is not a good look for RG3. If he as a team employee knew sexual harassment was ongoing, then he too is responsible for not whistleblowing. Be careful who you thumb your nose at, Bob. It may not have the effect you are looking for.

  3. RGIII looked so good as a rookie. The injury in the playoffs did him in. We will never know how great his career might have been.

  4. Griffin will need to find a way to link Gruden to the mess that has been going on in Washington since Gruden was the only person fired as a result of that Snyder investigation.

  5. I imagine WFT will send him a cease and desist letter, with the threat of a lawsuit. He will choose to ignore.

  6. I love RG3 but he needs to wait a few more years to write this book. Focus on the new career dude.

  7. Ok, here we go again. Book release day will coincide with new Jon Gruden emails release day.

  8. nflfan69 says:
    November 30, 2021 at 12:56 pm
    RGIII looked so good as a rookie. The injury in the playoffs did him in. We will never know how great his career might have been.
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    Agreed. But first he was injured, then daddy Shanahan sent him back in the game and then his knee collapsed. If he wasn’t sent back into the game after being injured, he could have been what Lamar is doing today. And he was a better passer than Lamar.

  9. I’d take this more seriously if he didn’t offer to play there just a few months ago.

  10. Fact – had it not been for Kirk Cousins bailing out this selfish, uncoachable clown, the Washington team would not have made the playoffs. It was not the coaches who jeopaardized his tepid career – he refused to take care of himself and in the playoff game, he waived off Cousins when there was the appearance of the glass-legged clown being injured.

    The truth is this guy could never read a defense, was never prepared for a game, could not read a playbook, and only used his legs to create openings for receivers because he didn’t know their routes.

    Tell it all, Great Gimmick! You were complicit along with your father for taking exactly one year of competent college play and turning it into one of the biggest college draft snowjobs in history! Do tell!

  11. Mike Shanahan would reportedly go tanning in between team meetings, sometimes up to 3 times per day…

  12. Daniel Snyder’s day of reckoning is upon us. RGIII will expose the dirt from within the recesses of this terrible, wretched, no-good organization. The other owners need to force Daniel Snyder out of the league.

  13. Hopefully he focuses on the book and gets off my TV for my low-level college football matchup each Saturday (well …thankfully this year is over … but next!). He tries way too hard. Once again, another announcer that I need to turn the TV off for.

  14. Robert Griffin, ingrate extraordinaire. He wasn’t a fraction of the quarterback that Kirk Cousins was, and that was obvious when they were rookies. Yet Daniel Snyder treated him like his adopted son.I hope that the day will come soon when Daniel Snyder no longer owns my beloved WFT, but that is a separate issue. To those who think that there was a “what might have been” to Robert Griffin as a professional quarterback, think again.He was a 400-meter hurdler with a strong arm, and ZERO football instincts – even less than Blaine Gabbert,and that’s bottom level.Griffin actually has a future as an analyst, he’s much better than I would have ever imagined. A little less “me-me” in the booth, and maybe some gratitude to the team that drafted you, giving you this career opportunity.

  15. Couldn’t happen to a better guy than little danny snyder. If RG3’s tell-all book forces Goodell to fire Snyder as the owner then he will have been worth every one of those four draft picks.

    Going from the best owner in the NFL in Jack Kent Cooke to the worst in Snyder is more punishment than any franchise deserves.

  16. Chapter 8: How this cheapskate team skimped on installing a real field and how Mike Shanahan turned my knee cartilage into ground beef

  17. I am interested to read this. Shanahan almost quit over Snyder’s handling of RGIII and ultimately was fired after a 3-13 season. You never hear any dirt from coaches after they leave a job because of NDAs and the cash they are owed. Now we can get a partial look behind closed doors.

  18. He wasn’t exposing anything while he was getting paid. If he did he would have been black balled and never played again. There is a deeper problem here than the Washington Football team. Close your eyes and your mouth to corruption or you’ll never work in this business again.

  19. It may have some interesting things that pile on to what is already known about Snyder and his team.

    But I also expect it to have a long section that says little more than “WAAAAAAAAA the Shanahans were mean to me and didn’t care about me”

  20. Wow!
    This is the same RG me who tweeted in September to the WFT “ to make the call “ when Fitzpatrick went down with an injury!!

    I hope his book includes stories about how he and his father wanted him coached by Mike Shanahan and how he was a pocket passer not a running QB.

  21. Does anyone really know who’s call it was to send him back in the game? I bet he was in the coaches ear begging to go back in.

    Oh and Bob, you did tweet about “love to come back and play for Washington”.

  22. Guy had some tools, but was too narcissistic and not smart enough to make it as an NFL QB, and most likely needs cash.

  23. Bob has every right to toss Snyder under every and any bus that crosses his path. M Shannahan was NOT going to draft him but Snyder stepped in and did his thing, leaving Shannahan no choice but to draft Cousins to save his arse. And Snyder deserves to be rung out like a dirty towel and forced to sell the team. Then, and only then will the WFT be taken seriously.

    Go right ahead Bob, I just might even buy your book and I’m sure I won’t be surprised about anything.

  24. If Snyder is the guy we think he is, he’s already filing a suit to prevent this book from happening. Odd that RGIII would think he could do this without being sued for years and years and years.

  25. No class – not everything is made for public consumption. Whatever gets you a dollar Kap Jr.

  26. I don’t know what’s worse. The dysfunctional team or the bust that is hanging out dirty laundry to make a cheap buck….

  27. Is the foreword written by Mike Shanahan? I’m sure he’d have nothing but positive to say about the experience of having to draft a second rookie that year because he already knew what RG3 was then having RG3 undermine him while doing nothing more than trying to improve his merch sales with golden sayings like pressure makes diamonds. Yeah? Well practice makes perfect so maybe actually do the work.

  28. A disgruntled employee writing a book full of lies, exaggerations and half truths. Pass.

  29. Some of you seem to forget that RGIII was the offensive rookie of the year, and that Washington ruined his career by playing him in that playoff game on his gimpy knee. He had no business being out there, but the team was short-sighted and he was never the same.

    Calling him a “bust” isn’t really fair. The team bears the brunt of the responsibility for making his knee worse.

  30. Yeah. In Mike Lombardi’s book ‘Gridiron Genius.’ There is a throwaway line in there why RG3 was not signed for a couple of years………….

  31. Tabasco… RG3 put RG3 back in that game. I was literally there in person. He wasn’t out there against his will.

  32. What Shanahan did to this kid was almost criminal. I honestly don’t know how anybody can blame Griffin.

  33. Shannahan needs to counter this and write a tell all book also about the egomaniac uncoachable rgarbage3 who refused to listen to coaches and ruined his own career and tries to blame the coaching staff. Remember rgarbage3 ego was so gigantic he stood up fans at a wizards basketball game etc.

  34. Everyone already suspects things in Washington have been a mess, but I don’t expect people to be lined up outside of bookstores waiting for the release. I have no interest in whatever the author has to say, and I give him no credibility. Hey, that’s just me, but I don’t think I’m all alone out here.

  35. RG3 wasn’t forced in that game; he badly wanted back in to play. The guy who later rejected his coach’s attempts to have him keep playing “Lamar Jackson style” football because he wanted to see himself as a dropback pocket passer. He was one of the biggest divas of his time; no way most of what he says should be considered a realistic appraisal of what really happened. Maybe he needs the money?

  36. Bring it. Regardless of the quality of player RG-III was, he’s probably got a pretty interesting perspective on the WFT. If it somehow leads to Snyder selling out and going away…more power to him.

  37. I know the public hates Snyder. But Dan Snyder LOVED Robert Griffin III to a fault. He stuck by RGiii, when the Shanahans wanted Kirk Cousins. He fired the Shanahans and forced Gruden to start RGiii.

    Its sad if RG3 is planning on betraying Snyder.

  38. Won’t matter, Snyder is a cat with 9 lives. While 90% of the world may think he’s a doof and dysfunctional leader, short of video showing him committing assault while robbing a bank naked from the waist down wearing a racially offensive mask, the guy will continue rolling along as the owner of the WFT.

  39. What a joke. First, Snyder liked the guy. One of the many problems was that Snyder would back RG3 over Shanny. Second, the knee he blew out in the playoff game was due to RG3 picking up his helmet and running into the game when the medical staff had told him to stay on the sideline. Third, he never put in the time to learn the QB position. Fourth, he has enough bucks, thanks to Snyder, to defend himself if Snyder sues. Fifth, he would win the suit anyway. Lastly, RG3 is like the “Butt Fumble” for the Jets. Never to be forgotten. What a disaster.

  40. This is the same guy that cheated on his pregnant wife and left her and the baby for another woman. But yeah, let’s talk about dysfunctional.

  41. The Shanahans wrecked an already hurt RGIII by keeping him in the game when up by 8 against Seattle.

  42. While a money grab is certainly part of the motivation, anyone who sheds light on the WTF’s is appreciated. Especially if it leads to permanent change.

  43. lesepi says:
    November 30, 2021 at 1:21 pm

    The truth is this guy could never read a defense, was never prepared for a game, could not read a playbook, and only used his legs to create openings for receivers because he didn’t know their routes.

    ——

    So basically he was Lamar Jackson

  44. courbettheman says:
    November 30, 2021 at 1:26 pm

    Robert Griffin, ingrate extraordinaire. He wasn’t a fraction of the quarterback that Kirk Cousins was, and that was obvious when they were rookies. Yet Daniel Snyder treated him like his adopted son.I hope that the day will come soon when Daniel Snyder no longer owns my beloved WFT, but that is a separate issue. To those who think that there was a “what might have been” to Robert Griffin as a professional quarterback, think again.He was a 400-meter hurdler with a strong arm, and ZERO football instincts – even less than Blaine Gabbert,and that’s bottom level.Griffin actually has a future as an analyst, he’s much better than I would have ever imagined. A little less “me-me” in the booth, and maybe some gratitude to the team that drafted you, giving you this career opportunity.
    ___________________________________________________________________________

    Wasn’t a fraction? Obvious as rookies? Where do you guys get this stuff from?? RGIII won rookie of the year and Cousins made an appearance in 3 games. 4 tds, 3 picks. I need another football board to go to. You guys are killing me with this nonsense.

  45. If I could talk to RG3, I’d say this-
    “You’re still a young man. If you wait about 15-20 more years, I’m sure your feelings and perspective will change, and you’ll regret a lot of the things you’ve said and done. I’d hold off on the book”

  46. One decent year and then nothing mixed with a good dose of bad/poor. That qualifies as NYT best seller these days.

  47. nite2al says:
    Wasn’t a fraction? Obvious as rookies? Where do you guys get this stuff from?? RGIII won rookie of the year and Cousins made an appearance in 3 games. 4 tds, 3 picks. I need another football board to go to. You guys are killing me with this nonsense.

    ————–
    I agree that Rookie season was magic. But most fans could see he was going to hurt himself. He looked awkward spinning around, and he admitted to faking back inside to draw the roughing penalties. Him going back in, was partly on him. All in for week one, was all on him. His father limiting the playbook was on his father.

    Despite all this, and the fact that he couldnt read defenses or find open guys after the first season…. Dan stuck by him. Dan forced the Shanahans to play him, and when they wouldnt do it anymore, he fired them and hired Jay Gruden.

    IMO, if RGiii is planning on betraying Dan, he should be ashamed of himself.

  48. If I remember correctly Dan Snyder pampered RGIII and this is the thanks he gets. Also, Something is really off with RGIII he’s an odd dude

  49. I’m calling cash grab. Wasn’t it not too long ago he was throwing his name out there to be a starting QB again? Seems like this is his way of grabbing a few extra bucks. Same way Kap pops up every now and again and says that he’s ready to lead a team to the SB. I’m guessing no one really cares about this book, we all know how dysfunctional that franchise is already.

  50. Bob is a narcissist. He destroyed his own career in DC. Then looked terrible everywhere thereafter. Now he’s going after the most politically connected owner in the NFL. Good luck with that.
    Only in the swamp of corruption that is Washington, could you investigate hundreds of complaints against an organization and come out with “well agrisen said some mean stuff in emails 10 years ago.”?

  51. Very weak, tattletale. Exhibiting same traits that made him a poor QB/leader. Blah blah blah. Man up. Robert.

  52. That will teach them for using all those draft picks and giving you millions and millions of dollars thinking you would be worth it! You’ll show them!!!

  53. So RG3 is going to write a tell-all book about the corruption in the WFT organization…why didn’t he report it when he was with the team if he knew all about it? That makes this a money grab and it makes him a hypocrite. I’ll take a hard pass on his book.

  54. Mismanagement or not, RG3 was a ticking time bomb for injury. He never learned how to slide or protect himself from the big hits.

  55. Newsflash, most NFL QBs don’t really read NFL defenses until their 2nd or 3rd year. And I’m starting to a trend with you guys. Everytime someone is a runner, they automatically can read defenses. Ryan Fitzpatrick reads defenses very well, it don’t make you a great QB. There is a lot more to a QB than just reading defenses.

  56. Snyder a disgrace. You would think the NFL would want this franchise prospering.

    What is Goodell hiding?

  57. Here’s my top five observations on RG3 book,,,
    1. The medical staff for Washington is suspect,,,ask Trent Williams
    2. If he would have just learned how to slide he never would have suffer that ugly hit against the Ravens
    3. Bill Parcells once said that you can’t come into this league wanna be a celebrity Qb meaning too many subway commercials
    4. In 2015 RG3 said he was the best Qb in the NFL,,,this is after the 2014 season when he threw for 4 TDs and 6 ints and a QBR of 28.3
    5. I’m glad I never brought a RG3 jersey,,,

  58. jake6879 says:
    November 30, 2021 at 3:42 pm
    Tabasco… RG3 put RG3 back in that game. I was literally there in person. He wasn’t out there against his will.
    —————————————

    That’s the head coach’s job – that’s not RGIII’s decision. He may have wanted to play, but that responsibility falls on the Shanahan and the coaching staff, not the player.

  59. No doubt the Washington franchise is a mess, run by a total idiot, but in September, RGIII said he would be open to playing for Washington again. RGIII from day 1 cared about one thing: ATTENTION. He was being pampered by Dan Snyder, being flown around on his private jet. Snyder LOVED him. RGIII also pouted a lot, refused to listen to coaches and adapt his reckless style of play. His teammates also were much more supportive of Kirk Cousins. So while Washington is a mess, I have seriously doubts this RGIII stuff isn’t a bunch of b.s. and him trying to get attention. I mean two months ago he was willing to play for this same franchise he is trashing?

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