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RG III: President Obama won't play me in hoops

1:30 PM, Nov 28, 2012   |    comments
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By David Jackson, USA TODAY

The most popular man in Washington, D.C., in challenging the most powerful to a game of basketball.

But Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, whose outstanding rookie season has won bipartisan backing in this oh-so-political town, says President Obama declined his hoops invitation when the two met this year..

"He just talked about how good of a player I was and I challenged him to game of basketball," Griffin told Yahoo! News."He said he wouldn't play me but I could play on his team."

The Heisman Trophy-winning star at Baylor, who met the president at the National Prayer Breakfast, said he doesn't think Obama will take up his challenge.

"I don't think he'll ever play against me," Griffin said. "We'll have it me and him versus [All American Baylor senior] Brittney Griner and Mrs. Obama."

We can't help but point out: Griffin, also known as "RG3," is 22 years old; President Obama is 51.

Also worth noting: Griffin told Yahoo's Chris Moody that he did vote in this month's election between Obama and Mitt Romney -- but he wouldn't say who he voted for.

"There's a couple things you don't talk about in life," Griffin said. "And that's race, religion and politics. I try to make sure I don't talk about politics at all."

USA TODAY

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