Veteran NFL quarterback Robert Griffin has another big announcement to share.
The 2011 Heisman Trophy winner announced via social media that his wife of four years, Grete Šadeiko, is officially a citizen of the United States. Šadeiko, a native of Estonia, is an accomplished heptathlete and Florida State University alum.
Back in July, the two announced that they’re expecting their child together. They share two daughters, and the 2012 Offensive Rookie of the Year has a daughter from a previous marriage.
The couple became engaged in May 2017, and they were married less than a year later. The former Baylor star remains a free agent, having last played for the Baltimore Ravens in the 2020 season.
RG3 joined ESPN as a football analyst last year. The network announced last month that he’ll be part of the “Monday Night Countdown” program for the 2022 season. The show includes San Francisco 49ers legend Steve Young and two-time Super Bowl champion Booger McFarland.
In 2012, Washington traded up and selected Griffin second overall behind Andrew Luck, who went first overall to the Indianapolis Colts. Griffin tossed 3,200 passing yards and 20 touchdowns against only five interceptions. The dual-threat stalwart added 815 yards and seven touchdowns on the ground.
Sadly, knee injuries and mismanagement from Washington’s coaching and medical staff prevented Griffin from continuing that Pro Bowl-caliber form. Kirk Cousins eventually took over as Washington’s starting quarterback, and Griffin was released in 2016.
Griffin signed with the Cleveland Browns in 2016, but a shoulder injury sidelined him for the majority of the year. He signed with the Ravens in 2018 and spent three years as a backup to Lamar Jackson.
In 56 career games, Griffin has compiled a record of 16-26 with 9,271 passing yards, 43 touchdowns and 30 interceptions to go along with 1,809 rushing yards and 10 rushing touchdowns.