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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Robert Griffin III fined $10,000, likely for wearing ‘Operation Patience’ shirt


Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is no stranger to apparel controversy. Last year, he covered up the Nike logo on his undershirt to prove his allegiance to adidas. Griffin received a warning from the NFL and assured the league it would not happen again.

While he did not cover up a brand logo earlier this week, RG3 was still fined $10,000 for something that he was wearing. The Washington Post reported on Thursday that Griffin has been fined for an “apparel violation,” and the assumption is that it had to do with the “Operation Patience” shirt he wore during pregame warmups on Monday.

The shirt is a reference to RG3’s road to recovery, but it is not league-issued. As someone who was once fined $10,000 for wearing adidas gear to a postgame press conference, Griffin is more than familiar with the NFL’s rules regarding apparel. While a lot of people will complain that the No Fun League is being ridiculous again, rules are rules. Griffin knows them and has chosen not to follow them on multiple occasions. Perhaps being fined is worth it for him.

H/T Shutdown Corner

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