Robert Griffin III reacts to Matt Corral, weighs in on opt-outs, recalls Baylor decision
Robert Griffin III weighed in on the subject of bowl game opt-outs, the talk of the college football community on Saturday.
Herbstreit’s comments were on the minds of many when Matt Corral suffered a lower leg injury that led to his early exit from the Sugar Bowl. Robert Griffin III joined the discussion by revisiting his own postseason decision at Baylor.
Griffin, now a college football broadcaster for ESPN, said he considered opting out of Baylor’s bowl game after winning the Heisman Trophy in 2011, but decided to play because it had been so long since the Bears had won a postseason contest. Griffin, though, called out those who condemn players for opting out of bowl games, citing Corral’s injury.
After we won the Heisman in 2011, I made the decision to play in our bowl game because our program hadn’t won one in 19 years. That was my decision. Don’t condemn guys for opting out. Matt Corral’s injury is exactly why they do. Pray he is okay and his draft stock isn’t impacted.
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) January 2, 2022