Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III found himself in the headlines after he annointed himself the “best QB in the league” earlier this week.
Those comments led to Washington banning Griffin from speaking with the media, but he still managed to find a way to attempt to put his words in context on Tuesday. As you would expect, Griffin had a pretty generic defense.
“So, addressing what happened with what happened yesterday with the firestorm that took off with what I said, I know what I meant,” said Griffin, via FOX Sports. “I think everyone who is in this circle knows what I meant.”
In a bit of a bizarre twist, Griffin also seemed to make himself a victim.
“It’s just unfortunate that my name keeps getting used for headlines, for people to click on stories,” Griffin said. “I know what I want to be. I know what I strive to be. And I’m not going to make any apologies for that.”
The good news for the quarterback is that his head coach, Jay Gruden, seems to be in his corner.
“I think all players want to strive to be the best,” Gruden said. “Robert has high goals for himself.”
In order for Griffin to reach those goals, he is going to need to stay healthy and find a way to show the flashes of brilliance that he displayed on the field during his rookie season.
If he can’t manage that, people will continue to hold these comments against him.
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