Robert Griffin III denies Santana Moss’ chronicle of Mike Shanahan firing

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Quarterback Robert Griffin III distinguished when a Washington Redskins dismissed manager Mike Shanahan, former teammate Santana Moss pronounced Monday. However, Moss told a internal radio station, Griffin’s rashness harm him in a end.

Griffin denies carrying finished so and, around Twitter on Tuesday, told Moss that “to plainly distortion about me is a betrayal.”

Moss, appearing on 106.7 The Fan, pronounced a notice was that Griffin seemed happy over Shanahan’s ouster after a 2013 season.

“When a whole thing went about, we hear that Mike Shanahan’s not entrance behind a subsequent year, afterwards we hear a quarterback like, ‘Hey. Mm-hmm,'” Moss told The Fan. “Like, fundamentally observant that, ‘Hey, we got me out of here not personification final year, a final few games, afterwards that’s what happens. You get fired.”

By that indicate of their relationship, it was transparent an emanate existed between a Shanahans — Mike and his son, descent coordinator Kyle Shanahan — and Griffin. It simmered underneath a aspect after Griffin’s rookie season, that finished with him ripping his ACL in a playoff detriment to Seattle.

But a border of a problems weren’t entirely emitted until late in Griffin’s second season, during that indicate it became transparent Mike Shanahan would not lapse for a fifth year. He was dismissed with one year left on his agreement and a 3-13 symbol in 2013. He benched Griffin in preference of Kirk Cousins for a final 3 games.

“So 2014 comes, and Jay Gruden comes in, and he don’t care,” Moss told a station. “We see that now. He doesn’t care. He don’t caring what he says about you, he doesn’t caring what he says during you.

“And he rips RG each possibility he gets, like each meeting, and we’re sitting there looking like, ‘Yeah. You know what? You were only so happy that Mike and Kyle and them is gone, though now you’re removing your behind ripped each day, since you’re not personification a kind of football that we need to play for us to be successful.’ So it comes behind and bites we in your behind since now we see this male is during home.”

Griffin, around Twitter, pronounced he has been “lied on a lot over a years.”

After Shanahan was fired, reports trickled out that he was not resolutely in preference of trade adult to breeze Griffin in 2012. Washington won a NFC East in Griffin’s rookie year; he was voted to a Pro Bowl.

Griffin also tweeted:

There were several reports about Griffin’s station among teammates during his personification days. There was a coterie that didn’t caring for him and some who did. Griffin was voted a group captain in Cleveland final season. The Browns expelled him in a offseason and he stays unemployed.

“I feel that a lot of things goes into play when it comes to who gets dismissed and hired,” Moss told 106.7 The Fan. “It’s all about numbers. But, regardless of what went on when it came down to those decisions of since those guys was gone, it was roughly like that was on him, that he took that to say, ‘Well, hey. That’s what happens when we disaster with me.’ And that’s how we felt. We saw it live, in person, adult in front.”

Moss pronounced his annoy about this subject stems in partial from his honour for Shanahan, who changed him to container receiver to assistance extend his career.

“For me to share that with you,” Moss pronounced on a show, “it was bothering me, since we never forgot it. Because these are a one guys that believed in what we was doing, and how we was doing things, and said, ‘Hey, this is what I’m going to do to take this off of we and concede we to be means to be here more, and longer, so we can be a actor that we wish we to be.’ And afterwards these guys are left for doing nothing.”

“I was always sour about it since we saw it live,” Moss added, “that these guys was left since of one guy.”


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