ASHBURN, Va. (WUSA9) -- Robert Griffin III has been relatively quiet this off season but Friday he spoke to members of the media about a variety of topics, including the difference in environment since Jay Gruden took over.
"The best way I can describe it is ahhhh (takes deep breath)," said Griffin.
When asked to describe the final few games of last season, Griffin stuck with last season's party line and called it a shutdown not a benching. He also addressed the myriad story leaks that came out of Redskins Park, some of which cast Griffin as a figure who was sometimes difficult to work with.
"What happened last year was meant to happen all the sources that was not a good reflection of what this team is or who I am as an individual."
When asked whether he believes those sources are now gone from Redskins Park, Griffin smiled and replied, "we are moving forward and that's all that needs to be said."
Part of Griffin's media tour was to promote his community service work. The quarterback is focusing his efforts on the District and the surrounding area more so this year. Griffin will be hosting clinics in the area and is also launching a program called "Family of 3 Initiative," which will feature him adopting three area families.
"We're going to give back to three families each year for the rest of my career," said Griffin.
Griffin also talked about his role in recruiting Desean Jackson.
"Desean is like anybody he wants to be wanted. The coaches the community showed him we want him here."
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