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The Complicated Reinvention of RG3
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The first step in rebuilding RG3 was to mend a broken heart.

For all the flash and dazzle and public bravado, Robert Griffin III is a sensitive young man barely two years removed from the protective cocoon of Baylor, his nearby Texas hometown of Copperas Cove and the Sunday night hair-braiding sessions with his mother Jackie they called “mommy time.” He longs to be liked. And last fall’s divorce from Redskins coach Mike Shanahan tore a hole inside him far more damaging than the shredded knee in the 2012 playoffs that seemed to ignite their breakup.

He grew up admiring Shanahan, then the ruddy, taciturn general of his beloved Denver Broncos, and the coach’s sudden disapproval was devastating. “Robert thought Mike hated him,” says a former Redskins teammate who did not want to speak on the record in part because he believes Griffin needs to get past Shanahan.

As Shanahan pushed him away with icy glares in the waning weeks of a ruined 2013 season and stories appeared saying the team’s coaches couldn’t work with him, Griffin struggled to understand why.

“It’s like he had an ex-girlfriend he loved or wanted to love and he can’t,” the former teammate adds.

Some of those who know Griffin from his college days say he is a uniquely honest man, incapable of the little lies people tell to get through social situations. They say his sincerity is one of his most endearing traits.

But it also means he does not mask his emotions well. Friends wish he would stop talking about Shanahan. That time has passed. And yet there festers inside him an urge to explain something. To make people understand. To let them know what it was like.

“For me it was just heartbreaking,” Griffin says. “You know with everything that happened—came into the league with—I was a huge Bronco fan, everybody knew that, and I had the coach of my dreams pick me in the draft.”

He stops. He repeats himself. "Heartbreaking,” he says.

Griffin sits now on a leather couch inside a foyer that leads from the practice fields to the locker room at the Redskins headquarters. This should be a...
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I hear Fabio is going to play the part of Shanny in the made for TV movie.
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Oh brother. Did Harequin publish this?

No offense to you for posting this, Playoffs, but it was a good laugh more than anything.
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I hear Fabio is going to play the part of Shanny in the made for TV movie.
Lol, you posted as I was posting. So I'm not the only one.......
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Dan Snyder's too cheap to buy panty shields?
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As Shanahan pushed him away with icy glares in the waning weeks of a ruined 2013 season and stories appeared saying the team’s coaches couldn’t work with him, Griffin struggled to understand why.
Shanahan is an a-hole, and an over-rated coach at that. What has he accomplished since John Elway?

As far as RGIII, dude needs to put his big boy pants on. This is not good for his image. Even my 12 yo knows there's no crying in football unless it's for winning or losing a game.
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I hear Fabio is going to play the part of Shanny in the made for TV movie.
Ryan Gosling as little Shanny and Tracy Chapman as RG3 .
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No offense to you for posting this, Playoffs, but it was a good laugh more than anything.
No, I didn't really pay much attention to all the RG3/Shanny drama when it was happening, but for some reason I thought it was RG3 who did not like Shanihan..... so this surprised me.
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Watt and Clowney can bring him some Kleenex during the game.
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