- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III took to Twitter to espouse his views of political correctness, describing an America that’s well on its way to tyranny.

“In a land of freedom we are held hostage by the tyranny of political correctness,” he tweeted.

His comments came in response to demands that the Redskins change their name, calling it racist.

Backlash was swift. Several wrote back that Mr. Griffin didn’t know the meaning of the word “tyranny.” Mr. Griffin fought back, tweeting that the word carries many meanings, and adding: “If we speak … we say it the wrong way if we do not speak we are cowards.”