Report: Robert Griffin III Sued by Ex-Agent for $650K; Alleges Missed Payments

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistMarch 26, 2019

MIAMI, FL - AUGUST 25: Robert Griffin III #3 of the Baltimore Ravens in action during a preseason game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on August 25, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
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Robert Griffin III's former agent is reportedly suing the Baltimore Ravens quarterback for over $650,000.

According to ESPN on Tuesday, Ben Dogra filed a lawsuit last week in the U.S. District Court's Eastern District of Missouri alleging that Griffin did not pay him his negotiated 15 percent share of marketing and endorsement deals.

Dogra alleges that RG3 fired him in 2018 and paid him only a portion of what he was owed.

In the lawsuit, Dogra alleged that Griffin paid him around $13,000 of the near $390,000 he owed in 2014, slightly more than $36,000 of the almost $260,000 he owed in 2015 and none of the nearly $59,000 he owed in 2016.

The 29-year-old Griffin entered the NFL in 2012 as the No. 2 overall pick in the draft by the Washington Redskins. RG3 was named to the Pro Bowl and won the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award in his first season, but a knee injury suffered during the playoffs rendered him unable to return to that level of play.

Griffin remained with the Redskins through 2015 before signing with the Cleveland Browns. After one season in Cleveland, RG3 was out of the NFL in 2017.

RG3 signed with the Ravens last year and served as the third-string quarterback behind Joe Flacco and Lamar Jackson before getting elevated to Jackson's backup when Flacco got injured. In three appearances, Griffin went 2-of-6 for 21 yards.

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After the Ravens traded Flacco to the Denver Broncos in the offseason, they signed Griffin to a two-year, $4.5 million contract to return as Jackson's backup.

Per Spotrac, Griffin has earned over $29 million during his NFL career and is currently represented by Relativity Sports.