The Washington Times - October 24, 2012, 03:52PM

When Robert Griffin III reported to his first NFL training camp in late July, he and his representatives at Creative Artists Agency said he was finished with marketing opportunities until after his rookie season. On Tuesday, however, Griffin spent a portion of his off day doing a series of media interviews as part of some promotional work.

The publisher of a new video game is auctioning a painting featuring Griffin’s likeness. According to a website Griffin published on his Twitter account Tuesday, the painting was created to “celebrate the upcoming launch” of the video game, with all of the proceeds going to Rock the Vote, a non-partisan, non-profit organization whose mission is to get young people engaged in the political process.


As Griffin approaches the halfway point of the season as a frontrunner for rookie of the year, he said his openness to marketing projects during the season is the same as it was in July and he remains focused on football.

“You try to do things you feel are productive for this community,” Griffin said. “If you feel it’s a good cause, you go ahead and do that, but for the most part I’ve tried to stay focused on football only. I don’t do very much off the field. The thing that I did the other day was strictly about bringing awareness to the vote and the election, but for the most part you stay away.”