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Holding signs showing their support of Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, two fans stand stunned Sunday night after Washington lost its wild-card game to Seattle 24-14. Griffin gave hope to fans all season, but that hope and the accompanying hype overshadowed the reality that 22-year-olds are all too human. (Craig Bisacre/The Washington Times)

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Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) sighs as he comes out of the game after injuring his knee on a bad snap which was recovered by the Seattle Seahawks late in the fourth quarter as the Washington Redskins play the Seattle Seahawks during the NFC wild card game at FedEx Field, Landover, Md., Sunday, January 6, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) talks to Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan in the second quarter as the Washington Redskins play the Seattle Seahawks during the NFC wild card game at FedEx Field, Landover, Md., Sunday, January 6, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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andrew harnik/the washington times Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III jogs on the sideline to test out his injured knee after throwing a touchdown pass in the first quarter of Sunday’s wild-card game at FedEx Field. James Andrews, the team’s senior orthopaedic consultant, disputed a claim by coach Mike Shanahan that he cleared Griffin to return Dec. 9 against Baltimore. Griffin subsequently left the game against the Ravens for good after initially returning and did not play for two weeks while his knee sprain healed.

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Seattle Seahawks defensive end Bruce Irvin (51) sacks Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) in the fourth quarter as the Washington Redskins play the Seattle Seahawks during the NFC wild card game at FedEx Field, Landover, Md., Sunday, January 6, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Seattle Seahawks defensive end Bruce Irvin (51) sacks Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) in the fourth quarter as the Washington Redskins play the Seattle Seahawks during the NFC wild card game at FedEx Field, Landover, Md., Sunday, January 6, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) pats Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris (46) on the head in the huddle in the fourth quarter as the Washington Redskins play the Seattle Seahawks during the NFC wild card game at FedEx Field, Landover, Md., Sunday, January 6, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) talks to his linemen on the sideline in the second quarter as the Washington Redskins play the Seattle Seahawks during the NFC wild card game at FedEx Field, Landover, Md., Sunday, January 6, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) injures his knee on a bad snap which was recovered by the Seattle Seahawks late in the fourth quarter as the Washington Redskins play the Seattle Seahawks during the NFC wild card game at FedEx Field, Landover, Md., Sunday, January 6, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) sighs as he comes out of the game after injuring his knee on a bad snap which was recovered by the Seattle Seahawks late in the fourth quarter as the Washington Redskins play the Seattle Seahawks during the NFC wild card game at FedEx Field, Landover, Md., Sunday, January 6, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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The medical staff takes Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) into a small room on the sideline to look at his injured knee late in the fourth quarter as the Washington Redskins play the Seattle Seahawks during the NFC wild card game at FedEx Field, Landover, Md., Sunday, January 6, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) sits on the sideline after leaving the game with an injured knee late in the fourth quarter as the Washington Redskins play the Seattle Seahawks during the NFC wild card game at FedEx Field, Landover, Md., Sunday, January 6, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) watches the game from the sideline after leaving the game with an injured knee late in the fourth quarter as the Washington Redskins play the Seattle Seahawks during the NFC wild card game at FedEx Field, Landover, Md., Sunday, January 6, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) tests out his injured knee on the sideline after being hit after a touchdown pass in the first quarter as the Washington Redskins play the Seattle Seahawks during the NFC wild card game at FedEx Field, Landover, Md., Sunday, January 6, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington Redskins tackle Tyler Polumbus (74) helps up Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) after being illegally hit while throwing a 4 yard touchdown as the Washington Redskins play the Seattle Seahawks during the NFC wild card game at FedEx Field, Landover, Md., Sunday, January 6, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) limps back to the huddle after being hit while throwing in the first quarter as the Washington Redskins play the Seattle Seahawks during the NFC wild card game at FedEx Field, Landover, Md., Sunday, January 6, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) is pushed out of bounds after scrabbling in the first quarter as the Washington Redskins play the Seattle Seahawks during the NFC wild card game at FedEx Field, Landover, Md., Sunday, January 6, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) scrambles for a 3 yard gain in the first quarter as the Washington Redskins play the Seattle Seahawks during the NFC wild card game at FedEx Field, Landover, Md., Sunday, January 6, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) gets a hug from Washington Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett after leaving the game with an injured knee late in the fourth quarter as the Washington Redskins play the Seattle Seahawks during the NFC wild card game at FedEx Field, Landover, Md., Sunday, January 6, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) gives Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) a hug after the Washington Redskins lose to the Seattle Seahawks 24-14 in the NFC wild card game at FedEx Field, Landover, Md., Sunday, January 6, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)