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Thom Loverro

Thom Loverro has been a professional journalist since 1977, working for a number of newspapers, including eight years as a news editor and reporter for The Baltimore Sun, where he covered government, politics, and crime. He moved into sports writing when he joined The Washington Times in 1992. He moved to The Washington Examiner as a sports columnist in 2009 and returned to The Washington Times in 2013, where he is currently the lead sports columnist.

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Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III acknowledges the crowd as he runs on to the field to warm up before an NFL football game against the New York Giants in Landover, Md., Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

RG3 takes case to jury Sunday with verdict in doubt

The trial of Robert Griffin III — whether or not he can be an elite NFL starting quarterback — continues Sunday at FedEx Field when the Washington Redskins host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Plenty of seating is available in the courtroom. If you are a fan of the defendant, I'd suggest you attend. Published November 13, 2014

Jack Lummus of Baylor University in November 1939. (AP Photo)

LOVERRO: Jack Lummus worthy of NFL recognition for heroic service

Lummus, like so many others of his generation, answered the call, and did so with such courage and honor that he awarded the Medal of Honor — one of two NFL players to receive the prestigious award and the only one to have received it posthumously. Published November 11, 2014

Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden watches the action from the sidelines during the first half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Landover, Md., Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

LOVERRO: For Jay Gruden, expressing doubt about RG3 might be only way to push back

Redskins coach Jay Gruden doesn't appear to be clueless. He seems like a smart guy. So I'm going to assume he knows exactly what he is saying — and what he is doing — when he publicly, without batting an eye, drops little bombs in the media like the ones he did Monday about his quarterback. Published November 4, 2014

San Francisco Giants' Madison Bumgarner and catcher Buster Posey celebrate after Game 7 of baseball's World Series against the Kansas City Royals Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. The Giants won 3-2 to win the series.  (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

LOVERRO: Madison Bumgarner takes place among October immortals

Just like Sandy Koufax did before him. Like Mickey Lolich, and Bob Gibson and Orel Hershiser. The Giants' country-strong left-hander earned his place in World Series lore with three remarkable performances on the way to a championship. Published October 30, 2014

Washington Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy (16) scrambles out of the pocket under pressure from Dallas Cowboys defensive end Jeremy Mincey (92) during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

LOVERRO: Redskins should ride Colt McCoy while they can

Redskins coach Jay Gruden confirmed Griffin's confidence that he is still the quarterback — if and when he is ready to be the quarterback — minutes after the quarterback who will have to go back to the bench gave the coach an NFL win he didn't have to hold his nose to enjoy. Is he kidding? Published October 28, 2014

Group portrait of players from the Kansas City Monarchs and the Hilldale Negro League baseball teams in front of grandstands filled with spectators before the opening game of the inaugural "Colored World Series" in 1924. (Photo by J.E. Miller via Library of Congress)

LOVERRO: 90 years ago, Negro League stars lit up Kansas City

The Kansas City Monarchs, the Negro National League champions, faced Philadelphia's Hilldale Baseball Club, the champions of the competing Eastern Colored League. It marked the first time two Negro League champions from different leagues agreed to play in a championship series of note. Published October 21, 2014

Washington Redskins fans react after Tennessee Titans wide receiver Derek Hagan (80) celebrates a 38 yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter as the Washington Redskins play the Tennessee Titans at FedEx Field, Landover, Md., Sunday, October 19, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

LOVERRO: Redskins' future murky as ever after unsightly win over Titans

Nobody should be tipping their hat to anyone in that Redskins locker room — heck, in this Redskins organization — for barely beating a bad Titans team. Except maybe to Colt McCoy, the third-string quarterback who saved the franchise from one of its most embarrassing losses at home in a long list of embarrassing losses. Published October 19, 2014