Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 7/31/12

Robert Griffin III is only entering his rookie season, and he already has more than one nickname. There is the popular “RG3″ that he earned in college, but Osi Umenyiora doesn’t believe he deserves a “cool” nickname like that until he accomplishes something at the NFL level. That’s why Osi said he’s going to call him “Bob.” If Umenyiora feels like Griffin doesn’t deserve a nickname that is simply an abbreviation of his full name, he certainly won’t like the name rapper Wale recently gave the Redskins rookie.

“I got a chance to talk to Thrizzle,” Wale told WJLA on Monday. “Thrizzle’s my nickname for RG3. The word RG3, I’m hearing that too much. I just say Thrizzle. Just Thrizzle. RGThrizzle.”

Wale said he doesn’t know if Griffin is aware of his new nickname yet, but he will be soon enough. If the rapper decides to incorporate it into a song, RG3 will probably never hear the end of it. Wale also talked about how humble Griffin is unlike many other first-round draft picks, which seems to be the case since we saw him carrying shoulder pads earlier this week. The nickname Thrizzle is simply going to add to the hype.

Photo credit: Matthew Emmons-USPRESSWIRE

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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