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Robert Griffin III strongly defends father for Monday
Robert Griffin III strongly defended his father for visiting the Redskins locker room after Monday night loss to the 49ers (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)
Quarterback Robert Griffin III strongly defended his father for making an unexpected postgame visit to the Washington Redskins' locker room Monday night to check on his son's well being.
Griffin acknowledged he was "shocked" to see his father in the locker room but said that Robert Griffin Jr. was "not overstepping any bounds" and anyone critical of the visit needs to "back off."
"I don't know what all has been said," the quarterback said Wednesday at Redskins Park. "I just know it hasn't all been positive. My dad came to check on me. He came to check on me to make sure Logan Thomas Cardinals Jersey I wasn't injured. Mom was upset. He wanted to do his fatherly duties and step in there and see if I was okay. So that's all I can say."
But Griffin said more when asked further about the subject during his weekly news conference.
"Family members sometimes come in the locker room," Griffin said. "So I'm not gonna say whose family members are in the locker room. It's just he showed up. Yeah, I was shocked that he was there. But he meant no harm. And anybody out there that's going after my dad needs to back up. That is my father. I will protect my family. And he served 21 years in the military. I know that's not an excuse for anything that he does. But he's not overstepping any bounds. So I hope people respect that and will back off."
The elder Griffin visited his son in the home locker room at FedEx Field following the Redskins' 27 6 defeat to the San Francisco 49ers. Griffin had been kicked in the groin during the game. He did not leave the game.
Griffin said his parents had been concerned about him "just taking a couple shots. Obviously I got kicked in the [groin]. He wanted to see if I was okay there. So he was just Logan Thomas Authentic Jersey checking on that. It was more so just www.nflcardinalsofficialshop.com/John_Brown_Jersey_Cardinals my mom. No mom wants to see her kid out there getting hit at all. So, like I said, it was just him being a father, my mom being a mother. And there's no problem in that."