Baylor Nation and college football fans everywhere can breathe a sigh of relief as yet another breaking news story is found to be premature.
Early Sunday morning social media sites became abuzz after Chris Mortensen of ESPN reported that he had received word from Robert Griffin III’s father that his son will make his decision to enter the NFL draft “official” after he attends the Sugar Bowl this week.
After the news broke a flurry of sports websites ran with the story.
Early Sunday evening Baylor University official Heath Nielsen released a statement stating, “Robert Griffin III -- the son, the player -- has NOT made a decision regarding eligibility. He will seek input from coaches later this month, then make his decision." On top of that, Griffin posted on his official Facebook page, “… nor have I decided on my collegiate eligibility.”
This is not to say that RG3 will return to Baylor next year as he is projected as a top-10 pick in April’s NFL draft. He does, however, have reason to return, as he will be receiving his master’s degree this spring and has law school on the brain.
Until Griffin makes his decision official, a la a Matt Barkley-esque press-conference, sports fans, NFL teams and agents will just have to wait.
Update: Robert Griffin III's father has come out and denied the ESPN report stating that he made remarks regarding his son's decision. He also said that his son should have his decision made by January 10.