Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Spider-Man, Hulk, Bear in Griffin III's locker
By Associated Press
Media was allowed to check out Robert Griffin III's locker today and action figures were everywhere.
ASHBURN, Va. -- The Washington Redskins opened their locker room to reporters for the first time Tuesday, revealing Robert Griffin III's cubbyhole with six figurines, including Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk, an extra-muscular version of Captain America and, of course, a Baylor Bear.
Underneath each figurine is a slogan. Spider-Man is "Amazing." Others include "Conquer Every Obstacle," "Sacrifice" and "Army Strong." The bear, a nod to his college team, gets a simple "BU." The Hulk is so large he's on a shelf by himself, accompanied by the words, "Be Unstoppable."
The No. 2 overall draft pick, weighted with the responsibility of being the future of the Redskins franchise, also has posted a piece of paper printed with the words: "Forget about being MVP; Forget about being in the Pro Bowl. Those are nice consolation prizes if you don't get a SUPER BOWL RING." That's followed by another slogan: "KNOW YOUR WHY."
Not that such a display shouldn't be expected. The son of two U.S. Army sergeants famously wore Superman socks to the Heisman Trophy ceremony last year, and he's written "Seize the day" and "Seize the moment" on the cleats he wears to practice.