Do you remember the book? RG3 was writing? Announced at the end of November, it would be an all-encompassing story of his time in Washington, during which he discovered the sexualassessment and medical mismanagement he to endure. It was titled Washington survive† Do you remember this? Maybe you did when I brought it up, but chances are it left your consciencevanity until this moment.
Warren Sapp hasn’t forgotten about it though.
The book was cancelled beginning of March. However, between the time Announcing the book and its cancellation, Griffin became the face of ESPN’s college football preview show. He was everywhere, but Sapp couldn’t help but think there was something weird about the whole situation, and during an interview with VladTV a few days ago, Sapp expressed his opinion on the matter.
lIn the video, Sapp insinuates that Griffin killed his book because he was paid off by the NFL to keep quiet. He hints that Griffin only got his job as an NCAA and NFL analyst because that was the deal he made with the NFL.
Aside from questionable comments about RG3’s talent, this theory has received a lot of attention from football fans. Many people seem to share similar feelings regarding Griffin’s book. It’s a tantalizing theory to ponder, whether there is literally water in it.
Griffin didn’t suddenly become one of the biggest names among college football and NFL analysts after the book’s announcement. In fact, he signed a multi-year deal with ESPN in August of that year. Additionally, ESPN senior vice president of production Lee Fitting said after the deal, “Robert has been on our radar for a while and we expect him to have an immediate impact on our university and NFL coverage.” I tend to believe that Fitting in this case, at.
In June, it was reported that Griffin was in the upper echelons of ESPN and FOX during his . blew away network tryouts† It led to a massive bidding war for Griffin’s services. If Sapp’s words had any weight, wouldn’t all the interest have come after Griffin revealed he was going to be airing the NFL and Washington’s dirty laundry? Why would any network want Griffin if he had nothing over the heads of the NFL, as Sapp suggests?
Griffin also had previous television experience years before making this deal. In 2017, Griffin joined NFL Live like a guest analyst and viewers seemed to connect with him† He felt comfortable in front of the camera and spoke sincerely† It was obvious he had the talent to be in the air, but he just wasn’t done with the NFL yet. I have no doubt that he could have gone straight to the studio after that performance. He could have become an analyst just six years after winning the Heisman, but he just wasn’t ready.
No one knows for sure why Griffin canceled his book. Griffin claimed it was to give other victims the opportunity to speak their truth.
“I want to give space to and elevate those who have already come forward, while encouraging those who do not yet feel empowered to speak. This is an issue that highly qualified people continue to address with sensitivity and seriousness, and I eventually learned that this book was not the right forum for it. Over time and through a more meaningful method, I hope to address my first-hand experience.”
Skeptics believe there is another reason that has not been disclosed to the public.
That said, Griffin had been writing the book for quite some time before announcing its existence in late 2021. He also had multiple TV offers and signed a deal with ESPN months before the book’s existence was ever made public. Those two facts throw Sapp’s “theory” in the trash. While I’m sure the NFL doesn’t want any more bad press, especially from a former rookie of the year and No. 2 overall pick, Griffin had every right to cancel his book if he didn’t think it was the way to go. To hang out† Sorry, Sapp, your look-foil hat was a little too tight this time.