Originally posted on Jocks and Stiletto Jill  |  Last updated 4/1/13
President Barack Obama took in some of the March Madness over the weekend. The Commander-in-Chief was in attendance at the Verizon Center in D.C. Saturday to watch the East Regional final between Syracuse and Marquette. While there, the President caught up with Washington, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III.  RG3 is recovering from surgery and the President had some advice for him. According to the Washington Times, President Obama told Griffin to protect himself. “In a face-to-face meeting during the NCAA men’s basketball tournament East Region final between Syracuse and Marquette, Obama spoke to Griffin about “protecting myself,” Griffin said. Griffin spoke to a reporter as security whisked him, his fiancee and his sister through hordes of camera phone-holding fans out of the arena to street level moments after Syracuse completed its 55-39 victory. I guess that’s the President’s way of saying don’t push yourself to come back to quickly. RG3 also had a mini-rant on Twitter Sunday evening following the Baylor’s women’s team upset loss to Louisville.   Whew…..ok I took my time to calm down and not go off on twitter about the Baylor Girls Basketball game….BUT I CAN’T DO IT!!!!! — Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) April 1, 2013 People poke and make fun of B. Griner all the time but C’MON MAN….Them girls were LITERALLY throwing elbows, slaps, weave…. — Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) April 1, 2013   Not to mention the lil lady who was mean-mugging B. Griner’s BELLY BUTTON after she made the nice layup…..BACK UP CHILDS PLAY!!! — Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) April 1, 2013   No hate on this end people Louisville won & will live to play another game #Props but that doesn’t mean I have to like how it went down — Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) April 1, 2013   Yes people Louisville hit the 3 ball all night. But for every 3 they made, they threw 6 elbows, 5 straight lefts, 4 right hooks… — Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) April 1, 2013 …..3 roundhouse kicks, 2 jumping knees, & 1 superman punch at B. Griner’s abdominals. Aiming for her face but couldn’t reach — Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) April 1, 2013 Oh…and yes I’m mad about women’s basketball cuz I PUT ON for my SCHOOL!!!! And there is a difference in being physical and fighting — Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) April 1, 2013   Despite all the man jokes BG is not SHAQ! She is a 6’8 WOMAN! & the REFS! OH MY…NCAA may find a way to fine me if I bring them up — Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) April 1, 2013   To those who are mad and lose respect for me because I support my school and support my friends……. — Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) April 1, 2013   I would rather have the guts to stand up for them, then to have that respect for sitting down & saying nothing — Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) April 1, 2013 Way to rep for your home girl Britney Griner and your school.
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