Robert Griffin III Frustrated He Won’t Run in Olympics, Says Watching Olympic Trials ‘Sucks’

by abournenesn

Jun 29, 2012

Robert Griffin III Frustrated He Won't Run in Olympics, Says Watching Olympic Trials 'Sucks'Robert Griffin III is living the life, right about now. But even as the No. 2 pick in this year's NFL draft, the Redskins future signal-caller is still frustrated at what he's missing out on.

Griffin, who was an Olympic-caliber hurdler during his four years at Baylor, noted recently that it's been frustrating watching the Olympic trials over the past few weeks, according to Ian Rapaport of

The frustration of missing out on the opportunity has taken hold of Griffin in recent weeks, even as he continues to settle into the quarterback position in Washington.

"My dad was talking to me about it (Wednesday night) and he was saying that a lot of my peers, the guys that I beat growing up, are running at the trials," Griffin said. "And… it does suck. I mean, that's the only way to say it. It sucks."

The 22-year-old quarterback is aware of his great fortune, though, and remains very grateful and humble of his fantastic accomplishments.

"But I'm definitely fortunate to be in the situation that I am, being in the NFL, being a franchise quarterback for a team with the opportunity to go out and do an infinite amount of things," Griffin said.

Although he's certainly satisfied in his current role as the Redskins star quarterback, Griffin did jokingly reference that he may miss this year's Olympics but that he could always be ready to compete when they come around again in four years.

"If I wake up one day and it's 2016 and I say I want to go run the hurdles again," Griffin said. "I can do that."

While Griffin may be upset that he won't be donning Gold in London this summer, that disappointment should dissipate considerably if he's able to lock down the Redskins starting job come September.

So breathe easy, RG III, the Lombardi trophy may not be gold but hoisting that would still be a pretty epic feat.

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