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Everyone thinks the reason companies have interns is because it’s a great way to get people to work for you for free. And it is. But that’s not the only reason. Interns also make great fall guys. They’re young and inexperienced, so people will believe they effed up. Plus you can fire them without any proof at all because, on paper, you’re doing them a favor by allowing them to work for you for free.
I bring this up, of course, because that’s the excuse Robert Griffin III gave last night when the world discovered that he had liked an Instagram post defending him and ripping Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder a new one. “It wasn’t me! The intern did it!”
Here, in case you missed it, is the Instagram post RGIII liked criticizing the Redskins:
I just wanted to set the record straight on this one. I did not “like” that IG post ridiculing our team. I have not been social media active consistently for awhile now and am ultra-focused on working to get back on the field and trying to help this team. One of our interns who helps with Instagram liked the post. As soon as I was made aware of it, it was immediately unliked. That is not how I feel and I appreciate your understanding. #HTTR
Obviously, you can’t go around liking public social media posts that criticize your boss. And RGIII is certainly smart enough to know that. So even the Redskins have to believe the like was an accident.
But the intern part? I don’t know about that. It seems far more likely that RGIII looked at the post and accidentally double-tapped it—I do that all the time—then blamed it on an intern because he didn’t want his bosses to know he even looked at the post.
That’s just my hunch, though.