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Griffin stays clear of Redskins nickname dispute, says it's 'way above my understanding'
ASHBURN, Va. - Robert Griffin III is staying clear of the dispute over the Washington Redskins nickname.
The quarterback said Wednesday said the topic "is something way above my understanding."
Said Griffin: "I'm not Native American, so I don't know what to say about that. ... I just leave that to those who know a little bit more about the situation."
The push to change the name has picked up momentum this year, spurred by those who consider it to be racist. A small group of American Indians staged a protest outside Lambeau Field during Washington's game at Green Bay on Sunday.
Griffin initially said that players were advised not to speak about the matter, but he later clarified that there had not be a specific team directive banning the subject.
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