RGIII on his father’s comments: ‘I don’t have a leash on my parents’

May 24, 2013

On Wednesday, Robert Griffin III’s father spoke out about how his son was used on the field last season.

“I just know that based on what I know Robert can do, he doesn’t have to be a runner as much as I saw last year,” Robert Griffin Jr. said. “To me, you’re paying these [receivers] a lot of money to catch the football. I’m his dad — I want him throwing that football, a lot. A lot.”

Griffin Jr. went on to express his opinion on Mike Shanahan’s coaching and the team’s need for unity. During Thursday’s presser, the Redskins quarterback was asked if he had spoken to his father after those comments.

“I talked to my dad after I saw what he said,” explained RGIII. “I don’t have a leash on my parents. They’re my parents, guys. And I love my dad. So I talked to him after I heard what he said, and I told him thank you, because that’s what he’s supposed to say, as my father.

“Yeah, he doesn’t want to see me running out there,” he continued. “He wants to see me throwing the ball. He’s the one who trained me. He knows what I can do. Coach knows what I can do. So it’s not that I agree or disagree with what he said. I was just proud of the fact that he stood up and said something.”

 

TWEET OF THE NIGHT

Amazing self restraint.

 

QUOTE OF THE NIGHT

Fred Davis, on RGIII:

“He’s not a human. He’s an alien. He’s from outer space. Pluto or somewhere. I don’t know.”

 

PHOTO OF THE DAY

Gio and his dog, because awwww.


via giog47 on Instagram

 

WHAT TO WATCH TONIGHT

Phillies at Nats, 7 p.m. on MASN. All TV/Radio listings here.

 

VIDEO BOMB CHAMPIONS

The Cincinnati Bearcats have perfected the art of postgame shenanigans. (via FTW)

 

MEMORIAL DAY

There will be tons of grilling going this weekend, but to me it’s about the sides. Potato salad, or get out of my house. Leave your favorite side in the comments.

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