“I’m Going To Open Your Eyes To The Sexual Harassment’|Former NFL Quarterback Robert Griffin III To Release Tell-All Memoir About Tumultuous Tenure In Washington

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Former Washington Football Team quarterback and 2012 NFL Rookie of the Year Robert Griffin III is set to tell his side of the story. The story as we know it, is that RG3 became a national sensation in his first NFL season, with his amazing dual-threat capabilities. Then he got hurt and hurt again and his career tailed off considerably. It was a swift and unfortunate fall from grace.

The words “one-year wonder” are now synonomous with the former Heisman winner out of Baylor. Some have speculated that head coach Mike Shanahan was to blame for exposing his quarterback to too much contact. Others blame Griffin III’s ego.

We should get some more insight into RG3’s tumultous time as the WFT starting quarterback in his new book called “Surviving Washington.”

Griffin says he’s going to detail how it was playing for one of the most dysfunctional franchises in all of sports. From his injury misdiagnosis to his witnessing the sexual harassment around the franchise first-hand. And last but not least the power struggle between head coach Mike Shanahan and owner Daniel Snyder.

“I’m gonna tell you about what happened in the 2012 playoff game against Seattle. I’m going to detail the medical mismanagement that I received during my tenure in Washington. I’m going to open your eyes to the sexual harassment that permeated the walls of the building, and give you a deep dive into a power struggle between one of the most powerful coaches in all of sports and an owner many of you want gone. They say the truth will set you free. So here it is, unfiltered.”

Griffin’s Time In D.C. Began Great But Ended Ugly

It’s no secret that WFT owner Daniel Snyder was enamored of Griffin’s skillset, which is why even against the wishes of his coaching and personnel staff he still took the dynamic signal caller No. 2 overall in the 2012 NFL draft. The 2011 Heisman winner captivated at Baylor and even had one of his best performances with Snyder and GM Bruce Allen in attendance in Waco, Texas.

 

But that wasn’t enough for head coach Mike Shanahan and his offensive coordinator son Kyle to be sold on RG3. When compared to “traditional” QBs, both were adamant that it would take a couple of years to get RG3 ready to start. Snyder still gave up a huge haul of future draft capital to move up and draft him. Shanahan wasn’t happy and WFT also drafted Kirk Cousins in the same draft as insurance. Griffin had already suffered a torn ACL in college due to his playing style.

Since the 2012-15 debacle of him playing in D.C., there have been many different versions of what happened, but we’ve never heard from Griffin himself. Now we will.

Griffin’s Publishers Promise A Blockbuster

With so much occurring behind the scenes, his point of view should be interesting and attention-grabbing. That’s just what Griffin’s publisher Simon & Schuster is promising.

The memoir is being touted as a “one-of-kind” explosive tell-all from former franchise savior, RGIII. While promising to detail the “shocking mismanagement and toxic culture within the most dysfunctional professional football team in America.”

Griffin Not Too Along Ago Was Open To A Return To The Franchise

For a guy who’s about to release something so detrimental and revealing, Griffin III was still open to returning to the team in September. Following a season-ending injury to WFT quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, Griffin said this:

“Would love to go back and have that come full circle.”

By Nov. 30, he was singing a different tune. “That place was hell and I’ll tell you the truth, so pre-order my book.”

So either Griffin has some real juicy info or he’s trying to bolster his book sales. It’s hard to say which one it is based on the disdain there is between him and the franchise. That’s what makes him saying he’d love to come back even more mind-boggling.

How did we get from that two months ago, to this now?

Guess we’ll find out soon enough.


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