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RGIII decries “lies” about his relationship with teammates

Kirk Cousins, Robert Griffin III


Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III is nothing more than a spectator on game days, but he insists that he’s still rooting on his teammates.

Griffin took to Twitter on Monday and said that there are “lies” being told about him not getting along with teammates, and that in reality he was cheering his teammates on and celebrating with them after they beat the Rams on Sunday. Griffin was apparently responding to a report at Bleacher Report that said Griffin has a pattern of not getting along with teammates and that Griffin and Kirk Cousins, the quarterback who took his job, “refuse to speak to each other.”

Whispers about Griffin’s relationships have been common in the last couple of years. There’s been talk that some teammates think he’s more worried about his personal brand than about helping the team win, talk that his offensive linemen don’t like him, and talk that he isn’t willing to put in the necessary work to improve as a pocket passer.

Griffin has generally avoided responding to those whispers, and that’s probably wiser than cryptically reacting on Twitter. At this point, Griffin would be wise to lay low during his season as a bench warmer, and prepare for next season, when he’ll try to rebuild his career away from Washington.