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Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 09/14/2012

Morning pixels: RGIII’s neighbors call him a ‘very good neighbor’


Robert Griffin III’s media availability is limited to a couple of news conferences a week. The upside is the team gets to control his exposure. The downside is that people get over curious and start asking his neighbors about him.

Washingtonian did just that, and the folks who share a street with RGIII in Leesburg did a good job of not revealing any salacious details. Here’s what we did learn:

“He exercises out front, pulling tires down the road to build up his strength,” said a man, who seemed in awe of this feat. “He plays football with the children. He’s very approachable but likes his privacy. His fiancee is a lovely person with a cute little dog.” When we asked what kind of dog, he laughed, “I don’t know, except that it’s small.”

So RGIII exercises by pulling tires, is a good neighbor and has a dog, but we don’t know what kind. Stay tuned for next week when we go through his garbage to see what he buys at the grocery store.

BECAUSE YOU DON’T READ THE PAPER...
* Nats pitching coach Steve McCatty isn’t as tough as he looks. “Deep down, he’s a big teddy bear.”

* Feinstein says an NHL lockout can be avoided, but both sides need to step up.

* Jason Reid says RGIII is a star.

* The Redskins need to balance the risk and reward of a running RGIII.

TWEET OF THE NIGHT

QUOTE OF THE NIGHT
RGIII during his presser on marketing offers:

“Some jeweler got my number. I don’t know how he got my number, and he just sends me pictures of jewelry all the time. I’m not a jewelry guy though, so.”

HIGHLIGHT OF THE NIGHT
WUSA9 is looking for the next generation of youth reporters and are using a young Grant Paulsen as an example of chipmunk-cheeked greatness.


WHAT TO WATCH TODAY
Nats at Braves, 7:30 p.m. on MASN. Orioles at A’s, 10 p.m. on MASN2. All TV/Radio listings are here.

BARTER OF THE DAY
A restaurant in Florence is letting customers pay with fresh produce. I’d trade some broccoli for a great Chianti any day.

FUNNY OF THE DAY
And now, dogs vs. boots.

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Categories:  Caps, Nats, Redskins | Tags:  Robert Griffin III, RGIII, Fred Smoot

 
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