President Obama told Robert Griffin III to protect himself

On Saturday, a photo surfaced of President Barack Obama and Robert Griffin III chatting during a NCAA Tournament basketball game at the Verizon Center.

Now we know the context of the conversation.

Per the Washington Times, the Redskins’ dynamic quarterback said Obama spoke to him about “protecting myself.”

Conversing with scrambling signal-callers isn’t unfamiliar territory for Obama. Last year, he urged Michael Vick to slide during games.

Like Vick, RGIII was appreciative of the advice.

Griffin, who’s recovering from a severe knee injury, would be wise to take the POTUS’ words to heart.

Zack Kelberman
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