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Ex-Washington Football Team quarterback will detail sexual harassment in new book


Ex-Washington Football Team quarterback Robert Griffin III says he’s releasing new book detailing sexual harassment he suffered while playing for the team

  • Former NFL quarterback Robert Griffin III, 31, announced the release of his new book which will detail the sexual harassment he faced while playing for the team 
  • The book ‘Surviving Washington’ will detail events relating to sexual harassment as well as medical mismanagement and organizational power struggles
  • Griffin and his wife Grete confirmed on Twitter that the sexual harassment account will focus on the former player’s personal experiences
  • ‘Surviving Washington’ is set to be released on August 22 


An ex-Washington Football Team quarterback is releasing a book detailing the sexual harassment he had faced during his time on the team.

Robert Griffin III, 31, had announced that the book ‘Surviving Washington’ – which is set to be released in August 2022- will detail his experiences in ‘one of the most dysfunctional franchises in all of sports’ in a Twitter video on Wednesday.

The book is said to detail events relating to medical mismanagement, sexual harassment, and the power struggles in the organization during his time playing for the team between 2012 and 2014. 

No further details on the incidents of harassment that Griffin alleges have yet been shared.  

Former Washington Football Team quarterback Robert Griffin III, 31, announced the release of his new book which will detail his experiences of sexual harassment while playing for the team

The book 'Surviving Washington' will detail events relating to sexual harassment as well as medical mismanagement and power struggles within the organization. The book will be released in August 2022.

The book ‘Surviving Washington’ will detail events relating to sexual harassment as well as medical mismanagement and power struggles within the organization. The book will be released in August 2022. 

Griffin's wife Grete supported his claims after his announcement of the upcoming book was released

Griffin’s wife Grete supported his claims after his announcement of the upcoming book was released

In the video, Griffin had announced the title and release date of the book as well as going into detail on what it would be about. 

‘I’m going to tell you the truth about what happened in that playoff game in (2013) against Seattle,’ Griffin said.

‘I’m going to detail the medical mismanagement that I received during my time in Washington. 

‘I’m going to open your eyes to the sexual harassment that permeated the walls of that building, and give you a deep dive into a power struggle between one of the most powerful coaches in all of sports and an owner that many of you want gone. 

‘They say, ‘The truth will set you free,’ so here it is, unfiltered.’

Griffin and his wife Grete have confirmed that the book will be detailing his own personal experiences with sexual harassment rather than the scandals involving team owner Daniel Snyder.

‘Let’s clear up a misconception about ‘Surviving Washington’,’ Grete Griffin tweeted on Wednesday. 

Both Griffin and his wife have confirmed that the book will detail the former player's personal experiences with sexual harassment

Both Griffin and his wife have confirmed that the book will detail the former player’s personal experiences with sexual harassment

‘In the book, Robert is not talking about other peoples experiences with sexual harassment in Washington. He is talking about his OWN experience with sexual harassment in Washington.’

Griffin also tweeted about the sexual harassment experiences as being his own and why he had waited so long to come out about it. 

‘Sexual harassment victims should share their stories when they are ready not when you want them to,’ Griffin tweeted. 

‘The book is not about other people’s experiences with sexual harassment in Washington. Its [sic] about my experience with sexual harassment in Washington. Hopefully you will listen.’

WFT owner Daniel Snyder had been previously accused by multiple women who worked for the team of sexual harassment

WFT owner Daniel Snyder had been previously accused by multiple women who worked for the team of sexual harassment

A series of articles from the Washington Post published in July 2020 had detailed the accounts of 15 women who had worked for the team, both office employees and cheerleaders, who claimed they had been sexually harassed by Snyder.

The cheerleaders with the team had also claimed they had been secretly taped while they were getting changed, according to Sports Illustrated.

The WFT had also paid a former female employee a $1.6 million settlement in 2009 after she described an incident of sexual misconduct on Snyder’s private plane.     

An investigation was made by lawyer Beth Wilkinson who conducted over 100 interviews and gathered 650,000 emails that supported claims of sexual harassment and bullying in the workplace.

The team was then fined $10 million following the investigation, which concluded in July, and saw Snyder temporarily step down from performing day to day operations. 

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