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Topic - Mark Heligman
If at some time during the past three weeks you turned on your television, logged onto the Internet or breathed oxygen, you probably saw Robert Griffin III endorsing a product. Perhaps it was Gatorade sports drink or Subway sandwiches or a new model of Adidas cleats.
"There was never a concern on our part or Robert's part that it would ever interfere with his preparation for his rookie season," said Mark Heligman, Griffin's marketing agent at CAA. "From Day One, any discussions we had with Robert about any deal revolved around ensuring it didn't interfere with his preparation for football. Unequivocally, that was vital."
"Robert was in a unique situation coming off the Heisman Trophy, coming off a junior season at school where he obviously had unbelievable credentials," Heligman said. "And equally importantly ... he's just a special guy with a unique personality. Very intelligent, very articulate, and he appeals to a wide array of fans. I think there was a mutual interest on his part and on companies' parts wanting to work with him."