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ASHBURN, Va. (AP) - Robert Griffin III is downplaying the notion that he's oversensitive to criticism.

Says Griffin: "Trust me, I'm not worried about anybody liking me."

The Washington Redskins quarterback on Wednesday was responding to a comment made this summer by coach Jay Gruden, who said Griffin wants to be loved by everybody and that's something that just doesn't happen in the NFL.

Griffin says he understands what his coach was trying to say and that he's learned that not being universally liked is the "nature of the business" and "the nature of human beings."

The quarterback says, "Jay being here has helped me grow, helped me grow as a person."

Griffin and the Redskins open their season Sunday at Houston.

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