If there was even a slim chance of a Cam Newton-esque reunion in Robert Griffin III’s future, he just slammed that door shut.
The former Washington quarterback announced Tuesday morning on Twitter that he is releasing a new book that will detail “one of the most dysfunctional franchises in all of sports.” The book, titled “Surviving Washington,” will be Griffin’s account of his three seasons with the franchise.
“I’m going to tell you the truth about what happened in that playoff game in 2012 against Seattle,” Griffin said in the Twitter video. “I’m going to detail the medical mismanagement during my time in Washington. I’m going to open your eyes to the sexual harassment that permeated the walls of that building and give you a deep dive into a power struggle between one of the most powerful coaches in all of sports and an owner that many of you want gone.”
Griffin, who is now an analyst for ESPN but isn’t officially retired from the NFL, was singing a different tune earlier this season. On Adam Schefter’s podcast in September following Ryan Fitzpatrick’s injury, Griffin said that he “would love to go back” to play in Washington and that it would bring his career “full circle.”
Washington instead chose to stick with Taylor Heinicke instead of signing their former first-round pick who led them to the playoffs in 2012. The team is now 5-6 and the No. 7 seed in the NFC, while Griffin is resigned to writing his first book.
The book is set to be released in August.