A recent rant by ex-Washington tight end Chris Cooley, which in part suggested that Robert Griffin III wasn't liked by a group of his teammates, painted the picture of Griffin as an unpopular and isolated player in the Redskins' locker room. But comments made by guys who shared that space a few months ago with the now-Cleveland Brown certainly seem to suggest otherwise.
Around the same time of Cooley's claims, both Pierre Garçon and Terrance Knighton said they expected Griffin to do well at his next career stop. Then Ricky Jean-Francois went on Cooley's radio show to address the situation himself, where he echoed the sentiments expressed by Garçon and Knighton and added that the former Heisman winner "carried himself the right way" during a trying 2015 season.
Now, it's DeAngelo Hall's turn to support the 26-year old.
In the aftermath of Thursday's news that Griffin had chosen the Browns as his new team, Hall sent out this tweet, becoming just another Redskin to publicly endorse the (thought to be?) controversial QB:
@RGIII congrats bro as you know Hue Jackson is a great coach. I can't wait for you to get out there and show out. Luv u lil bro
— DeAngelo Hall (@DeAngeloHall23) March 24, 2016
Hall and Griffin wore the Burgundy and Gold together from 2012 to last year, and that message from the cornerback indicates they got along well. It also adds to the debate about whether Griffin was or wasn't that disliked, after all — it's worth noting that, as of now, no current member of the roster has really come out and said critical things about him or his behavior.
At some point during the 2016 campaign — we don't know the exact date, but we do know it's coming — Griffin and the Browns will travel to FedEx Field for a game against the 'Skins. Griffin may or may not be starting, but he will have a chance to interact with a handful of his old comrades. And, judging by the steady stream of appreciation that's been flowing for him as of late, those interactions will be quite positive.