Earlier in the week it was reported that Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III stated that he tries to draw personal fouls on defenders for hitting him late as he runs out-of-bounds. And then today apparently Griffin said he doesn’t try to draw late hit penalties. And of course this also became headline news.
But does it really matter if RGIII does this or not? I think it’s much ado about nothing. What we keep seeing is that anything RGIII says, whether it has any real substance to it or not becomes a headline. It became a big deal when Griffin made a quote after the Redskins loss to the Dallas Cowboys which included him saying he didn’t want any one telling him how to play the game.
And that one sentence wasn’t the entire context of what RGIII was saying, but it was twisted into him saying he doesn’t listen to anyone. And this will continue. Because Robert Griffin III isn’t one to say things that he doesn’t mean. So some will take advantage of RGIII’s honesty and use it against him.
Maybe RGIII should start saying a whole lot of nothing like other players do, and then maybe he wouldn’t have to deal with this. But something tells me that if RGIII said he likes strawberry ice cream, it would become a headline somewhere.