Robert Griffin III Makes Social Media Gaffe, Blames Intern

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistSeptember 1, 2015

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III stands on the sideline during an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)
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The best thing Robert Griffin III can do right now, given his current situation, is stay off social media. That goes for everyone who may or may not have access to his social media accounts.

On Monday, Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden announced that Kirk Cousins would be the team's starting quarterback in 2015, even when Griffin is cleared to return from the concussion he suffered during the preseason. That was just the latest development in a messy situation for Griffin in the nation's capital.

One Washington fan, xtramambosauce, took to Instagram to give a hot take on the situation:

Here's the full caption:

As a Skins Fan I'm disappointed in the way my team used this mans [sic] talent and potential to do nothing but raise hopes and make a profit. I don't regret the skins grabbing RG, I do regret having a sorry ass team owner and sorry ass front office who couldn't put a winning coaching staff together who could actually compete for a super bowl. Griffin does not deserve the blame or bad rap, the man has gone above and beyond since day one to the point of injury, while at the same time being a role model of a person. The Redskins let him fall and did not help him get up. No matter if he's a starter, back up, or played for another team I will always respect and be a fan of RG3. #HTTR #Loyalty #ImpeachDanSnyder #Redskins #redskinsnation #DC #NFL @rgiii @espn @nfl

That's just a fan expressing frustration over an ugly situation. No harm there, right?

Wrong.

As Uproxx's Chris Mottram spotted, Griffin "liked" that post—the same post that heavily criticized the organization's owner and front office. That might not be the smartest move for a player under contract with a franchise.

Griffin eventually followed that "like" with a post of his own:

Setting the record straight, the quarterback claimed he was not the one who actually liked the post:

I just wanted to set the record straight on this one. I did not "like" that IG post ridiculing our team. I have not been social media active consistently for awhile now and am ultra-focused on working to get back on the field and trying to help this team. One of our interns who helps with Instagram liked the post. As soon as I was made aware of it, it was immediately unliked. That is not how I feel and I appreciate your understanding. #HTTR

At least until this situation (or perhaps the season) is over, it would be wise for Griffin to stay off social media. Nothing good can come from it right now.

[Instagram]

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