WASHINGTON – After a disastrous Monday Night Football performance in which he threw for just 127 yards and one interception, Redskins QB Robert Griffin III has reportedly asked ESPN’s production team not to show any of his negative plays during the network’s “Sportscenter” highlights.
“My request to ESPN has nothing to do with ego, or vanity,” said Griffin, who has made similar requests of his coach recently. “I simply asked them not to broadcast any video replays from Monday’s game that might not be showcasing my talents in the most positive of ways. As the leader of this ball club, I try to inspire confidence in my teammates. If that means stepping up and demanding that a national cable sports channel remove all my sacks and turnovers from their highlights package, I’m not afraid to do just that.”
Griffin, whose Redskins fell to 3-8 on the season after the lackluster performance, maintained that his request was nothing out of the ordinary, and that he’d received such preferential treatment numerous times in the past.
“At Baylor, this was standard operating procedure,” concluded the 2nd year signal caller. “All the local media outlets were aware that only the more successful of my plays were to be distributed to the national media. The truth is, I only threw like 8, maybe 10 touchdowns during my entire college career at Baylor. It’s amazing what some good publicity can do for a Heisman campaign.”