When it comes to the Washington Football Team, Robert Griffin III surely knows where some of the bones are buried, and it appeared he wanted to cash in as well as expose them.
Back in November, the former NFL QB announced plans to write a book titled “Surviving Washington,” which is being describing as an “explosive tell-all” about “the shocking mismanagement and toxic culture within the most dysfunctional professional football team in America.” Griffin announced that he would be writing the book along with veteran sportswriter Gary Myers.
“The truth will set you free,” Griffin wrote in a social-media post on his Twitter account. Any tweets about that book have suddenly disappeared.
Eric Bickel, co-host of “The Sports Junkies” on 106.7 The Fan, revealed this week that Griffin is no longer planning to publish his book. He added that co-author Gary Myers has moved on from the project and RG3 had “second thoughts” about it.
“I told the world the day we first talked about RG3’s book it was NEVER coming out. Link has been scubbed. Tweets have been deleted. That book with Gary Myers is DEAD.”
RG3 caught major backlash by two former Washington players who called him out for his tell-alll book, and that might have played a major role in why he decided to not go forward with the idea.
Griffin’s book was to tell stories from his perspective of what happened during his four years with Washington, from his play on the field to the team’s alleged injury mismanagement to the sexual harassment within the organization that led to a 10-month long NFL investigation.
“I’m going to tell you the truth of what happened in that playoff game in 2012 against Seattle. I’m going to detail the medical mismanagement that I received during my time in Washington,” Griffin said. “I’m going to open your eyes to the sexual harassment that permeated the walls of that building and give you a deep dive into the power struggle between one of the most powerful coaches in all of sports and an owner that many of you want gone.”
So much for that.