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On Tuesday the Redskins announced that a vote of the Washington players awarded Robert Griffin III with the Ed Block Courage Award. The honor goes annually to a player that overcomes adversity, and again, this was voted on by the team.
In 2013, RG3 overcame a lot, starting with rehab from a complete knee rebuild after a devastating injury last year in the playoffs. To make it back from injury requires a tremendous amount of hard work and perseverance, and Griffin's Redskins teammates recognized that and rewarded their quarterback. Following the announcement, the Redskins released a statement from Griffin:
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And yet, rumors persist that Griffin's ego gets in the organization's way. Columnists cite unnamed sources for an array of claims of abuse by Griffin.
Does it add up? Obviously the 2013 season went bad, and it likely cost Mike Shanahan his job, but where were the ego issues in Griffin's brilliant 2012 rookie season? If Griffin is such a bad guy, why did his teammates vote him the winner of the courage award? Are we missing something? Is it possible that Griffin had some missteps, but is still a good guy liked by his teammates? Tell us what you think in the comments.