Robert Griffin III’s latest effort to increase team and community unity came in the form of a video he posted on Facebook, which was accompanied by this message:
The NFL Draft and Mother’s Day can bring all kinds of emotions out of us. Watching young men have their dreams come to fruition is special. While pouring out love and thanks to our mothers or mother like figures can break us down. Yet, two vastly different events show the importance of our need for support. Someone somewhere has helped us all get to where we are going. God, your parents, a coach and the list goes on and on. So after my workout regiment and film study sessions were done for the day, I spent a few minutes to put together this video. A video with a special thanks to our Organization, community and fans. You guys have blessed a kid from a small town in Texas. A kid of military parents who did everything they could to make it from pay check to pay check. A kid who is grateful for your support. You guys have blessed so many kids with a dream and I am blessed to call them teammates. We know you need us to Win and produce. We need you to help us.#TheMovement #ThisIsForUs #KnowYourWhy
The video, of course, comes with lots of photos of Redskins fans, of Redskins players and of Griffin himself, and also with a bunch of motivational messages, excerpted in part below.
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