Report: Owner, GM driving forces in Redskins starting Griffin


Colt McCoy has led the Washington Redskins to back to back wins, yet on Sunday he will be sitting on the bench behind Robert Griffin III.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter starting Griffin against Minnesota is “an owner- and general-manager-driven decision.”

Redskins executive Tony Wyllie – the guy who yelled no means no on Monday night – denied that assertion saying it was “coach [Jay Gruden’s] decision, and the owner has nothing to do with it — scratch that.”

Shefter added this detail about Griffin from Friday suggesting the former first round pick has lost some members of the locker room.

When Griffin began addressing the media in the locker room on Friday for the first time since dislocating his left ankle in Week 2, about 15 teammates began shouting. It was so loud and distracting, the franchise quarterback — and reporters — had to leave the locker room so Griffin could speak someplace where he could be heard. That’s when the cheering got even more boisterous.

ESPN’s Britt McHenry says that Griffin has “alienated himself” from the locker room.