The NFL career of Robert Griffin III never got on track the way it was expected to in Washington, but the former franchise quarterback does not appreciate a former teammate spreading what he calls lies about his relationship between him and his former coach during his time in DC.

Santana Moss hopped on 106.7 The Fan to recall the last days of the Mike Shanahan era with the Redskins and the early days of Jay Gruden’s tenure as head coach, suggesting Shanahan and his son/offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan were released from their duties by owner Dan Snyder because they didn’t know how to use Griffin correctly. That may be true, but Moss suggested Griffin was happy to see the Shanahans booted from the team even though Gruden was not any easier on him. As Moss told it, Griffin was just so happy to see Shanahan and his son fired that he was willing to put up with increased pressure from Gruden.

From CBS DC;

“You can’t do that,” Moss said. “One thing I’ll just share with you: God don’t like ugly. So the little credit that he did take for saying that, ‘Hey, they didn’t like what I was doing,’ or ‘they benched me and not allowing me to play,’ that’s what happens.”

“So 2014 comes, and Jay Gruden comes in, and he don’t care,” Moss continued. “We see that now. He doesn’t care. He doesn’t care what he says about you, he doesn’t care what he says at you.

“And he rips RG every chance he gets, like every meeting, and we’re sitting there looking like, ‘Yeah. You know what? You were just so happy that Mike and Kyle and them is gone, but now you’re getting your behind ripped every day, because you’re not playing the kind of football that we need to play for us to be successful.’”

Oh, don’t think for one hot second that Griffin was not made aware of these comments. He most certainly was aware of his former teammate’s comments and took to Twitter for a fun rant this morning on his account.

My quick reaction?

Griffin, as most players would probably agree, being called a bad teammate who is self-centered is not something one will take lightly. Clearly, Griffin did not appreciate Moss painting that image of him, even if that image had been painted before over the years. We’ll just have to wait and see if there is a response from Moss now that he has been called a liar.

[Pro Football Talk]

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