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RGIII: Unfortunate my name gets used for headlines

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Robert Griffin III found himself in a familiar place Tuesday -- the center of a NFL news cycle maelstrom over something he said.

The Washington Redskins quarterback told a local news affiliate on Sunday that he feels he can be "the best quarterback in the league," a line quickly repurposed in dozens of stories with hot takes aplenty.

What too many write-ups and talking head segments left out was a fuller explanation of what Griffin said, specifically his opinion that such self-belief is essential for "any athlete at any level." This is fair and most likely true, but not nearly as clicktastic.

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On Tuesday, Griffin spoke with the media about the backlash.

"So, addressing what happened with what happened yesterday with the firestorm that took off with what I said, I know what I meant," he said, according to CSNWashington.com. "I think everyone who is in this circle knows what I meant.

"It's just unfortunate that my name keeps getting used for headlines, for people to click on stories."

Griffin's scheduled media session on Tuesday was initially wiped away, a clear indication Redskins officials weren't thrilled with the latest headlines around their starting quarterback. Griffin successfully lobbied with the team to get the chance to clarify himself.

"I know what I want to be," Griffin said. "I know what I strive to be. And I'm not going to make any apologies for that."

Headline idea ... DEFIANT RGIII: I'M STILL THE BEST, DEAL WITH IT LOSERS.

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