There’s word out of West Virginia that may indicate Robert Griffin III’s first public appearance since knee surgery in Pensacola, Florida.
Jim Justice, billionaire owner of the Greenbrier Resort, told the Register-Herald of Beckley that Griffin has confirmed he will speak as scheduled at the banquet for the annual Big Atlantic Classic basketball tournament. The Classic, of which Justice is tournament director, is held at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center. That’s also where RG3 is scheduled to speak. While it is called a “dinner,” the start time on January 27 is 12:30 and Griffin is expected to speak at 1:30.
“This may be his first public appearance since the injury,” Justice told the newspaper after he reconfirmed Griffin’s appearance. He said he reached the quarterback through his surgeon, Dr. James Andrews. According to the newspaper, “Justice said Andrews, Griffin and Redskins owner Daniel Snyder were all together when Griffin agreed to confirm his appearance.”
The Big Atlantic Classic includes boys and girls from high school through middle school. “We’ve had some incredible speakers,” Justice told the Register-Herald. But, he said, RG3 “may be one of the biggest and the one the kids are excited about the most.”
We have reached out to the Redskins for comment but have not heard back.