Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III says he is staying off social media until after the season is complete.
Griffin has remained silent on Facebook and Twitter over the past couple of weeks.
"It just felt like, for me, anything I was saying, whether it was positive or negative, whether it was a positive retweet or anything, was getting twisted and turned against me and against this team," Griffin said, according to ESPN.com. "I feel I can be free up here and talk to you guys, but sometimes things get twisted and turned and it creates a distraction for the team. I didn't want that to happen."
Griffin was out for seven weeks earlier this season with an ankle injury and says he decided not to let the talk about him effect the way he prepares for football.
“Sometimes you don't understand certain things and they don't go the way you want them to go, but if I get criticized for retweeting about going to a charity event for a foundation, I mean what else can you do?" he said, according to ESPN. "So I decided to shut it down and not focus on it.”
Griffin started last Sunday’s game against the New York Giants and went 18-of-27 for 236 yards and a touchdown. He will also start this week’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles after Colt McCoy was put on injured reserve with a neck injury.
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