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Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 09/14/2012

Osi Umenyiora agrees to call RGIII by his nickname, not ‘Bob'

Way back in July, when there was still a question as to how the RGIII project would work out, Osi Umenyiora said that Robert Griffin III hadn’t earned his nickname yet.

“Who is this RG3 guy you guys keep talking about?’’ Umenyiora said. “You talking about Bob Griffin? You guys are giving him a cool nickname already and everything. When he does anything in the NFL we’re gonna call him RG3. Right now he’s Bob Griffin.’’

Well, it only took one game for Bob to make Osi to eat his words.

“Yes,” the Giants defensive end told USA Today. “I will call him RGIII.”

When asked what led to the change of heart, Umenyiora said that Griffin has now earned it.

“He showed me that his name is RGIII. If he performs the way he performed that game, his name can be whatever he wants it to be.”

Well, now that we've got Osi’s permission to use Bob’s initials, I guess we’re all good then.


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