I don’t know if Griffin planned to wear the device like that for the remainder of the game or not, but somebody from the NFL offices clearly thought so as they repeatedly called the Redskins sidelined informing the team that Griffin needed to better ‘hide’ his brace.
The NFL has extremely strict uniform policies so they could have been requesting RGIII cover the brace for nothing more than a fashion purpose or they may have felt it was a safety concern, not only to him but anybody else on the field.
Either way, the NFL’s prying eyes didn’t sit well with Griffin who said he was irritated with the request after the game.
Robert Griffin’s return to the NFL was bumpy, and not just because of his uneven accuracy. The league apparently had a problem with Griffin’s knee brace during the Washington Redskins’ season opener Monday night.
“Everybody in the league kept calling down to our sideline saying that I didn’t cover the brace up,” Griffin said after the 33-27 home loss to the
Philadelphia Eagles. “I don’t understand that one, but that’s why we had to continue to do some stuff to cover the brace up with my sock.”
“I don’t know what the league’s doing,” Griffin added. “I got fined 10 grand for a shirt, so I don’t know.”