Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III said the arrest of a former Baylor basketball player for allegedly trying to extort money from the Heisman Trophy winner is a good lesson for NFL rookies.
''There's vultures out there, people looking to climb on top of all your money,'' Griffin said Tuesday, taking a break from teaching football skills to kids during a Play 60 event at the Browns' training facility.
Griffin would not comment directly on the arrest of Richard Khamir Hurd, 25, who was arraigned Monday in federal court in Waco, Texas, for allegedly threatening to release ''derogatory information'' about Griffin unless he was paid a ''substantial sum.''
According to court documents, Hurd contacted a representative from a St. Louis agency last week, threatening to publicize information about a client unless he was paid. The representative is identified in documents only by the initials B.D.
Griffin's agent is St. Louis-based Ben Dogra. The documents don't name Griffin.