Last year, President Barack Obama told Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick that he should probably slide more often in order to take less contact and, ultimately, stay healthy. (The advice didn’t seem to take, as Vick was knocked out for the season with a concussion in the Eagles’ first game against the Cowboys, but that’s another story for another time.)
Over the weekend, the POTUS reportedly had similar advice for Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III.
According to the Washington Post, Griffin and Obama met on Saturday at the NCAA East Regional final between Syracuse and Marquette. Griffin said afterward that Obama talked to him about “protecting myself.”
After suffering a torn ACL and MCL in the Redskins’ wild card loss to the Seahawks, Griffin’s health has been an understandably hot topic around Washington DC this offseason. Head coach Mike Shanahan, for one thing, has been outspoken in his belief that Griffin III needs to do a better job of playing a more sustainable style of quarterback, a suggestion that caused a bit of a controversy last week.
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