By Henry McKenna
Robert Griffin III had a tough 2013 season but received positive attention Monday, winning the Ed Block Courage Award. He received personal congratulations from a few players, particularly Raiders tackle Khalif Barnes.
"… That's even more special, because you know your own guys know you, they know what's going on," Griffin said. "They know what's in the media isn't the truth, but when you have other players come to you and talk to you and tell you they think highly of you and see the struggle that you've gone through. I think that speaks volumes as well. I think a lot of the time what goes on in this league and just in this world, the message can get distorted…"
Likely alluding to a few incidents where he felt the press skewed, RG3 remains well liked by NFL players, teammates and opponents alike. The Ed Block Courage Award goes to NFL players that exemplify commitment to the principles of sportsmanship and courage. His recovery from the ACL injury and strong leadership during the Redskins tough season made him an easy selection for the committee.