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Robert Griffin III: 'I'm not a selfish guy'

Robert Griffin III was the target of some silly mud-slinging for the first time in the pre-draft process on Thursday, when an unnamed scout said he had a "selfish streak."

This wasn't quite as silly as Cam Newton's smile being put under the microscope, but it seemed out of left field for a guy who is known for his leadership abilities. In a conversation with CBSSports.com's Will Brinson, Griffin took the news in stride.

"People who know me ... know I'm not selfish," Griffin said. "You could say [I'm] surprised, but you never know. It's just when the draft gets closer, everybody's going to try and find something wrong with you to try and pull you down, so I'm not going to sit here and argue that, well that guy is dead wrong. 

"But I think the people that know me -- and even in the people in the media have seen -- know I'm not a selfish guy. You know you don't have to fight your own battles -- let other people fight them for you. That's about all I can say about that. I heard it, but it's not something I'm going to address."

And that will probably be the last we hear of this somewhat manufactured story. It would be one thing if the scout's take on Griffin was repeated elsewhere, but this sounded like a lone wolf.

Griffin will be a Washington Redskin soon enough, and will be judged by his play on the field, not gossip off it. 

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