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Robert Griffin III with his new hairstyle: ‘There’s no doubt I’m playing Week 1′

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Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III debuted a new hairstyle on Monday during his press conference. With the new braids came the same attitude of a player who is ready to return to action and have the ball in his hands. In fact, RG3 even guaranteed that he will play in the first game of the regular season.

“There’s no doubt I’m playing Week 1,” he said, via Eye on Football. “That’s the way I feel about it.”

Griffin said he is no longer feeling any soreness after recovering from the second reconstructive knee surgery of his career. However, Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan has all but ruled out the possibility of him playing in the preseason. Despite the fact that RG3 feels healthy, Shanahan and his staff are sticking to their initial timeline. Griffin was candid in saying he doesn’t agree with that.

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Grown woman cries hysterically after not getting Robert Griffin’s autograph (Video)

Kimberly-Lewis-RG3-autographThe Washington Redskins kicked off their official training camp this week, and all eyes were on Robert Griffin III. For starters, fans wanted to see how Griffin looks coming off reconstructive knee surgery. As expected, he was also one of the most popular targets for fans who were seeking autographs. One grown woman wanted RG3′s John Hancock worse than any young child in the Washington, DC area.

Kimberly Lewis posted a pathetic video on YouTube Thursday and contacted CBS 6 in Richmond to share what she perceived as an earth-shattering experience at Redskins practice. Like many other anxious fans, she was unable to score RG3′s autograph. As you can see from the dramatic production above, no one handled it worse than Lewis did.

“I’m so heartbroken right now,” she whined while wiping her face. “I can’t believe the Redskins would do this to their fans. I’ve been here since 6:30 this morning. I just wanted an autograph.”

Like our friend Jimmy Traina of SI’s Hot Clicks, we’re praying this video is fake. This has to be a successful attempt at creating a viral video, because there’s no possible way a grown woman could react like that to an autograph snubbing. Even 10-year-olds know the odds of getting a player’s autograph are slim when thousands of fans are vying for the same thing.

If Lewis was simply being a troll, she executed it perfectly. This is probably the funniest video we’ve seen since that dude told everyone to leave Bill Belichick alone.

Robert Griffin III makes ‘Pop Rocks and Tootsie Pops’ music video

Robert Griffin III got married to college girlfriend Rebecca Liddicoat on Saturday night in Denver, and he decided to celebrate by sharing a hilarious music video on his Facebook page.

Griffin posted the music video seen above to his Facebook page on Sunday, saying “Check out the first official video release of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Griffin III.”

The song is called “Pop Rocks and Tootsie Pops” and it was created by “Candy Shop Producers.” As noted by Dan Steinberg, the video was actually posted to YouTube in March, but it only had just over 1,000 views. Maybe RG3 decided that now was the time to take “Pop Rocks and Tootsie Pops” global.

The song admittedly has a really catchy hook. RG3 is seen wearing a mask and beanie on his head, and he has a tie over his adidas sweatshirt. His wife and another girl, whom we believe is Rebecca’s sister, Lindsey, appear to be the backup dancers. They both have headphones around their neck and sunglasses on their face. Throughout the song, they talk about two outstanding candies that almost everyone loves — Pop Rocks and Tootsie Pops.

RG3 talked about the video on Twitter and called it “good clean fun”:

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Robert Griffin III-Rebecca Liddicoat wedding pictures

Robert Griffin III Rebecca Liddicoat wedding

Robert Griffin III got married to his college girlfriend, Rebecca Liddicoat, in Denver on Saturday night.

The wedding became big news among Washington Redskins fans, who went pretty crazy buying gifts for DC’s favorite athlete and his bride. The fans hit up the wedding registries and sent the stud quarterback multiple gifts. RG3 and his wife did thank them all with personalized notes.

We’ve been tracking the events tied with this affair since news of their July wedding emerged in May. We learned that DC rapper Wale would be performing at the wedding, and we shared some pictures from RG3′s bachelor party in Las Vegas.

[Photos: See Robert Griffin III's wife Rebecca Liddicoat]

Giffin had the rehearsal dinner at Mike Shanahan’s Steakhouse in Denver on Thursday, and about 30-40 people attended, per the Denver Post. Teammates from Griffin’s playing career at Baylor, and current teammates from the Washington Redskins attended the wedding. So did Baylor coach Art Briles and Redskins coach Mike Shanahan.

Below are more photos from the wedding:

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Robert Griffin III had his bachelor party in Las Vegas, is looking huge

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Robert Griffin III is getting married on July 6, and engaged men who are that close to their wedding day must enjoy a bachelor party. RG3 did just that over the weekend, and you’ll never guess where the festivities took place. Alright, maybe you will.

As Sarah Kogod of DC Sports Bog informed us, Griffin and his buddies celebrated his last weekend as a single man in Las Vegas. Several tweets from people claiming to be in Las Vegas confirmed that Griffin was spotted a number of times around the strip, and as usual his socks were a big topic of discussion. You can see that he had some sort of theme going on with his footwear in the photo above that an Instagram user posted.

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Rapper Wale says he will perform at Robert Griffin III’s wedding (Video)

Rapper-WaleWashington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III and rapper Wale appear to be best buddies. Last summer, Wale visited Redskins training camp and told reporters about a new nickname he had already given the rookie sensation. Now, he is apparently on RG3′s guest list for his wedding.

On Tuesday, Wale joined HOT 97 in New York in-studio to promote his new album “The Gifted.” RG3 called into the station as a surprise guest, and Wale needled him about being up so early in the morning before the topic of Griffin’s July 6 wedding came up.

“I’m gonna be at the wedding, though. I’ma be there,” Wale said, via Sarah Kogod of DC Sports Bog. “Me and Griff gonna perform at that wedding.”

Griffin went on to say that he can’t rap, so I doubt he will be performing at his own wedding. In fact, I have my doubts that Wale will even perform, but I’m sure he’s going to be there.

I wonder if Wale was as kind as RG3′s fans and bought him something nice off of his and Rebecca Liddicoat’s gift registry. If so, do you think he got a hand-written note in return?

Donovan McNabb: Robert Griffin III criticism is ‘depressing to me’

Robert-Griffin-III-RedskinsRobert Griffin III is already a superstar, and superstars deal with criticism. The more popular you become, the more jealousy will inspire people to try to knock you down a peg. As a 23-year-old star quarterback in the NFL, RG3 has to accept that people are watching his every move and will jump all over him if he screws up — and even if he doesn’t.

Donovan McNabb hates that it has to be like that, and he vented about it to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports earlier this week.

“It’s depressing to me,” McNabb said. “It goes beyond the quarterback position — to have people dislike the kid already and he didn’t really even do anything? It’s depressing. This is a different arena he’s in — I lived it myself — where some people are going to dislike you because of your skin color, where they’re looking for reasons to come at you, and then you have all these people, [coach Mike] Shanahan, Dr. [James] Andrews, his father, saying things and this kid is caught up in the middle of it.”

RG3 has taken a lot of heat for being injury prone, which is obviously something he has no control over. Say what you will about his playing style, but Griffin is not trying to shred his knee just to spite fans. He has also been criticized for receiving wedding gifts from fans, although he did take the time to send this thoughtful note to one couple who bought something for him and his fiancee.

By all indications, RG3 is a humble individual who does his best to stay out of trouble and focus on winning football games. That being said, he is also very active with social media. While that can lead to some positive interactions with fans, it also results in less privacy.

McNabb may be depressed by the criticism RG3 has to deal with, but in many ways it’s a form of flattery. If he wasn’t a national icon, no one would even care to talk about him.

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