Robert Griffin III is a transcendent cultural icon…and a pretty decent quarterback as well. For these reasons, I am writing a weekly Monday column in which I track/stalk his every movement during this highly publicized off-season. Whether he is rehabbing his knee or stretching it on the red carpet, you will find it here.
Week of June 3rd
Glenn Beck is no longer invited to RG3 parties: Last week I detailed the joyous occasion of Robert Griffin purchasing his first house in Aldie. Hard not to be happy for him, right? Apparently conservative talk show host Glenn Beck found a way. Beck ranted about how cheap the house is: I mean, three acres in Virginia. Remember, Virginia is not cheap. It’s never been hit by the housing crisis because of the government. So he’s got this house? It must suck. Three acres in Northern Virginia? I mean, that’s like buying it out of Manhattan. Northern Virginia is like Manhattan. You’re not getting three acres in Northern Virginia. For $2.5 million? I’m surprised it wasn’t $3 million for the acreage….
“I’m looking at the pictures of this — we have to post this — I’m looking at the pictures of this house. It’s got a movie theater in it and everything else. $2.5 million, what is it, on a toxic waste dump? Seriously? It’s in Northern Virginia.”
So, a player decides to live relatively frugally and within his means…and that’s a bad thing? I’m not sure other conservatives would agree.
Brace yourself: Mike Jones at The Washington Post details the new knee brace Griffin will wear this season. The brace is the “DonJoy Defiance” model, which features lightweight materials that support athletes who have suffered knee ligament injuries. Last year, Griffin wore the “DonJoy Playmaker” model. Time to start saving up my allowance for the Defiance; I wouldn’t be caught dead wearing that old brand now. Everyone will think I’m poor if I wear that out to the black top!
White out: RG3 attended a charity event for the Boys & Girls Club hosted by Pierre Garcon on Thursday night. The semi-formal was a “white party,” meaning that all attendees were encouraged to wear all white suits. Judging by the photographs, Robert Griffin did not get the message. “This was definitely not in my closet,” Griffin admitted. Erik Kettani was much better prepared.
Inside the party, video emerged of RG3 dancing the night away.
You can clearly see that Griffin is not limited in his ability to boogie. However, he remains cautious. Cutting of any kind, including “cutting a rug”, is prohibited during ACL rehab until at least 6 months out. We will know that he is back to full health when he is able to perform the “Cupid Shuffle” with full leg extension during training camp in July.
and finally, it’s the RG3 Tweet of the Week!
Pleasantly surprised at how good a movie The Internship was with Vince Vaughn & Owen Wilson. Not as funny as you would expect but good
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) June 8, 2013
I’m going to start referring to Kirk Cousins as “The Internship.”