Griffin makes appearance at Orakpo’s charity golf event


Everything Robert Griffin III does, whether appear at Redskins FanFest during the draft or at a golf tournament hosted by a teammate, is news these days. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

Quarterback Robert Griffin III made an appearance Monday at the charity golf tournament being hosted by Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo.

Griffin arrived at the Trump National Golf Club around 1:45 p.m. He got out of his car and stepped onto a golf cart. Griffin greeted reporters, smiled, waved to them and said, “I miss you guys,” but was not made available to answer questions.

He is recovering from knee surgery and was not scheduled to play in the event but joined his teammates to support the cause. The event raises money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Orakpo said earlier Monday that Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan credited players with a day of participation in the team’s offseason workout program for participating in the golf event.

“He did it last year as well,” Orakpo said. “That’s sort of an incentive for coming out here and I credit him a lot for doing that because not a lot of head coaches would really care about putting so much effort into trying to give back.”

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Mark Maske covers the NFL for The Washington Post.

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