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FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2013 file photo, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) runs from Oakland Raiders defensive end Jack Crawford (91) during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif. It used to be the domain of soccer players, NBA forwards and the occasional punter.  Now, NFL quarterbacks are getting into the act. They are sports' newest floppers, putting their own tightly spiraled spin on the art of hamming it up to draw the ref's attention and a possible 15-yard penalty. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
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FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2013 file photo, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) runs from Oakland Raiders defensive end Jack Crawford (91) during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif. It used to be the domain of soccer players, NBA forwards and the occasional punter. Now, NFL quarterbacks are getting into the act. They are sports' newest floppers, putting their own tightly spiraled spin on the art of hamming it up to draw the ref's attention and a possible 15-yard penalty. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

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