Robert Griffin Jr. visited son in locker room, fearing he was injured

November 26, 2013

Robert Griffin Jr. came into the Redskins locker room following the team’s loss to the San Francisco 49ers because he was concerned that his son had been injured, a team spokesman said.

Robert Griffin III had been kicked in the groin area during the game, but despite being hobbled, didn’t leave the game.

Griffin Jr. has attended press conferences following games, but never had come in the locker room during the post-game media availability. The quarterback initially looked bewildered to see his father in the locker room. The two talked, then walked to the interview room for Griffin’s press conference, then returned to the locker room, sat down and talked some more.

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan shortly after his Tuesday press conference was asked about the elder Griffin’s visit. A short time later, the coach relayed through team spokesman Tony Wyllie that Griffin’s father came to the locker room to check on his son because “he thought he was injured.”

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What’s ahead:

● The Redskins practice at 11:40 a.m. on Wednesday and 10:25 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning.

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Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.
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