The biggest story at FedEx Field on Sunday night, well, besides the Eagles blitzing the Redskins with their new fancy-schmancy offense and the return of Robert Griffin III to the football field, is the NFL sending another message to RGIII after he kept exposing his knee brace during the game.
For whatever reason, the NFL reportedly sent multiple messages to the Redskins during the game about their quarterbacks knee brace being exposed:
“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.”
Griffin was fined by the NFL a couple of weeks back after wearing an unauthorized shirt which said “Operation Patience.” When NFL players are participating in anything NFL-related, they must wear approved apparel, and this pretty much means everything Nike makes for them. Last year, RG3 was fined $10,000 when he wore an Adidas shirt during the postgame. Adidas endorses Griffin.
If anyone can shed light on why the NFL would want a brace to be covered up, please let us know.