An unnamed scout has said RG3 has bad character and is selfish... can they ever not criticize a black qbs character? #pissed—
Darian Myricks (@dmyricks7) April 20, 2012
Recently an unnamed scout has questioned the character of Heisman trophy winner and top NFL QB prospect Robert Griffin III. On ESPN’s First Take they debated the issue and certain members of the talk show’s panel seemed to agree with the scout’s assessment.
Up to this point RGIII has seemed to be one of the most humble, down to earth and nicest athletes of all time. Calling him selfish seems absolutely absurd which led to many tweeters calling ESPN racist.
ESPN is really racist. RG3 is so versatile and impressive they now attack his character.—
John O'Neal (@Neal_Dowell) April 20, 2012
I hate to play the race card but the bull about RG3 leaves me no other choice. smh—
Jack Hannahan (@B_Full_of_Booze) April 20, 2012
Kiper's first compliment about RG3 is that he's articulate. Racism is alive and well.—
Andy (@adrewzak) April 20, 2012
U were dead on w/ the RG3 racial comparisons. Critics never cease to amaze…its a reason tht scout chose to report anonymous smh—
Xavier Harkless (@X_Dat_Nigga) April 20, 2012
Other tweeters were hesitant to play the race card, but didn’t agree with ESPN’s claims of selfishness or comparisons to dog-killer Michael Vick.
U serious? Your questioning if RG3 is "selfish" and it's a topic on ESPN? They really do run outta things to talk about—
Jared Odrick (@JaredOdrick98) April 20, 2012
So they are questioning RG3's character on first take? Wow. They said the same stuff about cam newton. That worked out well.—
Tyson Tomberlin (@Tyson_Tomberlin) April 20, 2012
So was Eli Manning selfish when he told San Diego that he would not play for them? Rg3 is anything close to being selfish.—
Benny Reed (@DeRaye6) April 20, 2012
WTF why is RG3 called selfish. He plays QB u idiots. How can a QB be selfish?????—
METHMAN (@Pouring__Up) April 20, 2012
I bet the same people questioning RG3's character hate people who dance in the end zone.—
Ratchel Paige (@rodimusprime) April 20, 2012
A scout said RG3 is selfish and is like Mike vick?? They just want his draft stock to fall so they can draft him lol—
Adrian Lewis (@adrianELgreat) April 20, 2012
One intelligent and caring fan urged RGII to ignore the media and just stay true to himself.
RGIII responded to his haters by tweeting that the negativity only adds fuel to his fire.
I'm fueled by faith family & what I represent. Small town kids, Military, & Kids dreaming everywhere. Doubters increase the power of my fuel—
Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) April 20, 2012