Rush Limbaugh’s not the guy you’d expect to come to the defense of Robert Griffin III, but the trolling conservative radio host believes the Washington Redskins quarterback is a victim of the media.

On his radio show Thursday, Limbaugh was discussing RG3’s recent address to the United Nations about protecting the oceans.

He used that topic as a prop for a new discussion on the media: mistreating RG3 because he’s a Republican.

“RGIII, the quarterback — don’t know for how long — of the Washington Redskins, came into the league amidst great fanfare,” Limbaugh said, via CBS DC. “First-round draft choice. Daniel Snyder, the owner of the Redskins, traded up to get RGIII, and he’s had some injuries and he just hasn’t maxed his potential. Well, some people think he’s bombed. And the media, it’s kind of strange, because here we have an African-American quarterback and yet the media has been kind of mean to RGIII. And one of the reasons is that it’s suspected that RGIII is a Republican.”

Griffin has caught the majority of flak because of his shortcoming off the field and diva mantra in the locker room. I struggle to find an instance where RG3’s political affiliation caused him to get criticized or treated unfairly, though.

By Glenn Erby


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