Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III says he will not apologize for his comments earlier this week in which he called himself the “best quarterback in the league,” according to Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post.
Earlier on Tuesday, the Redskins announced they would only allow Griffin to speak to the media on game days. Publicity clauses in all NFL player contracts state: “Player will cooperate with news media, and will participate upon request in reasonable activities to promote the Club and the League.”
Yet on Tuesday afternoon, Griffin spoke to the media. “I don't apologize for what I said,” he told reporters, according to the New York Post.
On Monday, Griffin stirred controversy when he said he felt like he was the NFL's best quarterback.
“I feel like I’m the best quarterback in the league and I have to go out and show that,” Griffin said in an interview with ABC. “Any athlete at any level, if they concede to someone else, they’re not a top competitor, they’re not trying to be the best that they can be. There’s guys in this league that have done way more than me. But, I still view myself as the best because that’s what I work toward every single day.”
In 2014, Griffin threw four touchdowns, six interceptions and had nine fumbles in nine games, with just seven starts. The Redskins finished 2014 in last place in the NFC East with a 4–12 record.
- Christopher Chavez