Washington Redskins running back Robert Griffin III (12) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings at FedExField in Landover, Maryland, on November 22, 2018.
(Mark Wilson/Getty Images)In a stunning move, Redskins owner Daniel Snyder has announced that the team has suspended Griffin indefinitely, per the Washington Post.
“The team is making the right decision,” Snyder said in a statement.
“It was never our intention to hurt Robert.
The best thing we can do is let him know how we feel about his behavior and that we will do everything we can to help him.
He is an amazing athlete and we wish him the very best.””
As we have said all along, we have a great relationship with our fans, and we know that they want to see Robert Griffin back on the field with the team.
He is an amazing athlete and we wish him the very best.”
Despite the team’s decision, Griffin remains a popular figure in Washington, with the support of a number of players and a vocal fanbase.
A poll released Tuesday by the Washington Redskins website asked fans to rate Griffin’s performance and their feelings about the team, and more than 60 percent of those polled said they approved of the team moving forward.
The poll showed that Griffin’s impact on the team was a clear one.
According to the poll, 78 percent of respondents rated Griffin as “very good” or “excellent” in their rating of him, while only 23 percent gave him a rating of “poor.”
A full 61 percent of fans agreed that Griffin is a “great leader,” while only 17 percent gave the same to quarterback Kirk Cousins.
The poll also showed that 49 percent of Redskins fans thought Cousins had “good leadership qualities,” while 41 percent thought he had “bad leadership qualities.”
On Monday, Griffin tweeted that he will not be joining the team for its home opener against the Chicago Bears.
“I will not play in the season opener tonight.
Thanks for the love and support.
#NoMoreGetsNT,” Griffin tweeted.
Griffin is expected to return to the practice field on Thursday for a second straight day of work.