Aug 18, 2014; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin (10) drops back to pass against the Cleveland Browns during the first half at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Robert Griffin III to social media critics: 'I said what I needed to say'

Robert Griffin III is one of the most discussed and adored athletes in the NFL. Anything Griffin does or says will be subjected to media scrutiny across the country, and yet he remains one of the most down to earth and optimistic athletes we have seen in quite some time.

Griffin utilizes social media a lot these days, and yesterday he went on the attack against those that doubt him with these tweets:

Griffin was essentially responding to those that doubt he will ever return to the form NFL fans saw him at in his rookie season prior to his ACL injury.

When asked about his tweets after practice yesterday causing a stir, Griffin was deliberate in his answer.

“You can say what you want in that regard, but as far as I’m concerned, I said what I needed to say,” Griffin told the Washington Post. “There’s no need to look into it. It’s right there. It’s on Facebook, it’s on Instagram and it’s on Twitter. And it’s what our household deems necessary to go out there every day and be successful. That’s all I have to say.”

“We spend a lot of our day focused on football, so when we get a chance to unwind, whether it’s watching reality TV or being on Twitter for five minutes out of the day, that’s subtracting from what we do on the field or in the film room,” Griffin continued. “A lot of these guys have to find ways – just like myself – to unwind or just relax for 10, 20 minutes out of the day, and that’s what we do.”

Griffin’s tweets can be scrutinized as much as the media would like, but at the end of the day, Griffin is here to prove his doubters wrong and play football. You can bet he will do just that when the season begins on September 7th.

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