Robert Griffin III's Grandmother Embraces Her New Nickname and Anticipates Super Bowl

By Emmanual Benton

In a interview with CBS, Robert Griffin III’s grandmother spoke about how overjoyed and excited she is about her grandson, Robert Griffin III being able to play close to her home in Richmond, VA. “The whole family is proud of him,” said Juley Allen. “I love him to death.”

Now that Robert Griffin III is officially a Washington Redskins, his grandmother has switched her allegiance to the burgundy and gold. RG3 mania has excited the DC, Virginia, and Maryland area. Juley Allen says she will gladly respond to the nickname “RG3-G,” as in Robert Griffin III’s grandmother. RG3-G said she anticipated her grandson moving close to her after Washington struck a blockbuster deal for the rights to draft Griffin III. “I walk around like I’m on top of the world,” Allen said.

RG3, an Army brat, moved all over the world but always was an athlete. “Baseball, basketball, football, soccer, running – he was good,” said RG3-G. Most of his family lives in New Orleans and of course, are now Redskins fans. Robert is excited to travel down south to play the Saints for his first regular season game as a Redskin. It will indeed be a homecoming.

RG3-G says she plans to attend every home game, knowing that winning will keep her grandson close to her. “I want front row seats, not down by the hot dog stand or chili,” RG3-G joked.

When asked if her grandson will take Washington to the Super Bowl this year, she boldly said “Yes!”

RG3-G said she’s counting down the days until training camp and would love to see the Redskins come to Richmond, but after talking with the coaches on Draft Day, she’s not sure that’s going to happen this year. So, that settles that. See you in Ashburn!

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