The Washington Redskins Are Shutting Off RGIII's Media Access "For a While"

Looks like Robert Griffin III doesn't have to worry about saying anything dumb for a while.

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That didn't take long.

One day after Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III—who was ranked the 28th best signal-caller by ESPN and second-to-last by SI—said he considered himself "the best quarterback in the league," the team has decided to cut off all of his non-gameday media access. Per Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post:

Some may consider the move a hasty knee-jerk reaction to one controversial quote by the former No. 2 overall pick, but this certainly isn't the first time RGIII has found his foot in his mouth. In 2012, he was quoted as saying WR Pierre Garcon was helping him avoid "retarded" mistakes, and since then his mouth has gotten him labeled an egomaniac by some around the NFL. Griffin reportedly also bragged about having influence over his franchise's decisions.

With so much consistent scrutiny around the team for it's name, owner, free agent spending habits, and poor performance, shutting down Griffin's media access might not be such a bad thing. Or perhaps it'll only make the media hungrier for dirt on the former Baylor Bear.

Time will tell. Unlike RGIII, who it seems won't be telling us much of anything "for a while."

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[via BSO]

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