RGIII shut down for the rest of the season

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III announced today that he was shut down for the rest of the season.

Pay per head services witnessed Griffin say that his job for the rest of the season is to help backup quarterback Kirk Cousins win games for the Redskins, but he stated that he would prefer to keep playing.

“I’m sure everybody knows by now that coach decided to shut me down for the rest of the season. We talked, I talked to coach, he talked to me about it. I expressed my desire to play,” Griffin said. “He explained to me his reasoning. At the end of the day, coach’s decision is what we go with.”

Griffin III avoided a question about whether he would want to play for Shanahan again next year, though it seems that Shanahan’s apparent staredown with owner Dan Snyder sealed his fate. The star quarterback said he “can’t bother” worrying about whether Shanahan’s stated reason for making the move at quarterback was for his protection, but his demeanor and body language suggested he was bothered.