RG3 Jokes About Fine by NFL for T-Shirt
By Joseph White
At least Robert Griffin III can laugh about his latest run-in with the NFL’s fashion police.
The Washington Redskins quarterback cracked a joke about his $10,000 fine for wearing an “Operation Patience” T-shirt before a preseason game.
Griffin was accepting the team’s offensive player of the year award at the Redskins’ annual Welcome Home Luncheon.
“Those auctioneers did a good job,” Griffin told the crowd. “I would’ve given them 10 grand, but the NFL took it away from me this week.”
Griffin adopted “Operation Patience” as his slogan as he slowly increased his practice work during training camp after major knee surgery. He wore a white T-shirt with those words in capital burgundy letters as he warmed up before the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The NFL said the T-shirt was “unauthorized apparel.”