Robert Griffin III says he might have hurt Colts' feelings
Who knows if things would have turned out differently if Robert Griffin III had agreed to a private workout with the Indianapolis Colts.
The guess here is no. But the Colts called and asked Griffin to go through a private workout for them and he declined. Now, the certain No. 2 overall pick tonight by the Washington Redskins says he might have hurt the Colts’ feelings.
“They offered me a private workout and we refused,” Griffin said, according to Mike Jones of the Washington Post. “I didn’t do any private workouts for anybody. After that, I think feelings might’ve been hurt or something like that. I went to D.C. on a visit and (Indianapolis) didn’t offer a visit at all, and so we kind of knew what direction they were going. But Andrew’s their guy. You can’t be mad about that.”
It’s hard to imagine any feelings were hurt in the draft process. It’s a business and the Colts have appeared targeted for Stanford’s Andrew Luck ever since their season spun out of control early last year without Peyton Manning.
“Me and Andrew competed for that first pick when we had no real control of what that is,” Griffin said. “Him going first, me going second isn’t a reflection of who’s better. It’s just a better fit for a team. For the rest of our careers, we’ll be linked. Hopefully we’ll be the greatest link of all time.”
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