Robert Griffin III is set to release a book documenting his time as the quarterback for the Washington Football Team (formerly known as the Washington Redskins). When announcing the book earlier this week, RG3 hinted at revealing the obstacles he endured as a member of the team, including sexual harassment.
"NEW BOOK ALERT!!!" Griffin III announced on Instagram. "It's time for you to know the truth. SURVIVING WASHINGTON. A Player’s Missteps. A Coach's Greed. An Owner's Power. The Sexual Harassment. They say the truth will set you free, so here it is, unfiltered."
The former quarterback's announcement comes as the Washington Football Team has been the subject of various scandals, including a $1.6 million sexual misconduct settlement by owner Daniel Snyder and the mistreatment of cheerleaders.
Fans and media were left wondering if Griffin was going to detail harassment that he witnessed or if he was a victim of sexual harassment. His wife took to Twitter to confirm that he would be talking about the abuse he suffered, himself.
"Let’s clear up a misconception about 'Surviving Washington,'" Grete Griffin wrote. "In the book, Robert is not talking about other peoples experiences with sexual harassment in Washington. He is talking about his OWN experience with sexual harassment in Washington. Sexual harassment victims shouldn't be pressured into speaking up when you want them to, they should speak up when they are ready, even if it's 7-8 years later. Hopefully this book will encourage more of you to speak up and tell your story."
RG3 also offered his own statement when responding to ProFootballTalk's questions about the timing of his revelations.
"Sexual harassment victims should share their stories when they are ready not when you want them to," Griffin responded. "The book is not about other people's experiences with sexual harassment in Washington. It's about my experience with sexual harassment in Washington. Hopefully you will listen."
Robert Griffin III is scheduled to release Surviving Washington on Aug. 9, 2022. Scroll above to view Robert and Grete Griffin's posts.