Robert Griffin III’s season ended a few weeks ago, which meant he was no longer obligated to speak with the media. However, that hasn't meant the media has finished following him around, taking photos of him on vacation or speaking with sources who have given talking heads another reason to scrutinize his shortcomings.
Robert Griffin has punted for a while, but on Monday morning he unleashed a 303-word response to his critics on Facebook. It clearly was brewing inside of him for a while, but the reports that he was bragging about favors he could receive from Dan Snyder appear to have been one of the final impetuses. Unfortunately, A-Rod and Anthony Bosch were taking up most of 60 Minutes' airtime and the NFL shows were focused on teams actually alive in the playoffs.
He won't admit it, but he misses those weekly postgame press conferences. Here's the text of his Facebook message. Hopefully, he got that out of his system.
I usually don't do this because everyone will have an opinion on what you do or don't do. But to answer your question.
I wear a sleeve because….well the same reason Pierre Garcon wears a fang mouthpiece-S. Moss wears a hand warmer when it's 70 degrees-Will Montgomery wears elbow pads-Alfred Morris wears shin guards-London Fletcher doesn't wear sleeves in below freezing weather-Adam Carriker does bicep curls and tricep extensions before a game-Chris Baker dances before every game in the locker room-Logan Paulsen does 2 handed spikes when he celebrates touchdowns-Chris Chester does ninja spins to block people-Some guys wear sleeves & some don't-Some guys wear wristbands & some don't-Etc Etc
You see WE do these things because they make us comfortable. Not to be different. Been wearing a sleeve and glove for 10 years.
You see WE are a team.
You think I want it to be national news that I visit a beach? Or shop at Walmart? Or wore red shoes instead if green yesterday? Well I don't. I'm "striving" for greatness just like my fellow teammates do. The "attention" that comes with being a QB in the league is what you are referring to. All the press conferences and talking to the media? Mandated by the league to have a press conference every week during the season and during team activities during the off-season. Oh wait, you must be talking about the Commercials? Right? Oh ok so what was the deal with those in 2012? WE won the division. So in 2013 when WE get knocked down, and finish last it's because of the commercials? If that is your reasoning I have nothing more to say. WE will get back up. That is what matters. I hope I answered your question well enough.
And that you keep supporting the team.