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RGIII Rants About Fame, Critics On Facebook. Martellus Bennett Responds To RGIII On Twitter

By Greg Whitt / 01.13.14

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Beleaguered Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III managed to be at the center of several huge news stories while putting up a dreadful record on the field. Mercifully, as the season ended and the focus shifted to the Skins’ coaching search, RGIII was free to vacation with his wife in Hawaii with little to no press coverage, excluding a few crass comments around the web regarding the size of his spouse’s buttocks. But with a few keystrokes, the former Heisman winner has scrambled his way back into the public eye, and not everyone is amused.

Seemingly unable to resist himself, Griffin response to a fan’s comment on his Facebook about the compression sleeve he wears on the field included comments defending the motivation behind his press conferences (“mandated by the league”) and commercials (“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?”). While not entirely unfair, his response probably will do more harm than good going forward, and it seems that one of his NFL colleagues is already annoyed.

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.

HTTR!!!

Not long after the post made the news, outspoken Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett took to Twitter and deemed Griffin’s post “lame.”




How creative! I just need someone to give me one good reason why I should listen to either of these guys since they’re not in the playoffs.

Photo: Getty


TAGSChicago BearsMartellus BennettNFL FootballRobert Griffin IIISMOKE BREAKSPORTSWashington Redskins

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