As if Robert Griffin III didn’t have enough on his plate trying to resurrect his once-promising career in Cleveland.
The 2011 Heisman Trophy winner and 2012 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year has filed for a divorce following a long separation from his wife, according to cleveland.com .
Griffin has been separated from his wife, Rebecca Liddicoat, for the past several months, according to the report. Griffin and Liddicoat were married on July 6, 2013, and welcomed a baby girl nearly two years later.
Griffin had three tumultuous years in Washington following his rookie season and did not play a down last year while serving as the team’s third-string quarterback. He signed with the Browns in March with the intent to prove his rookie season wasn’t a fluke.
Griffin has reportedly informed his new teammates and coaches of the pending divorce. Griffin has been named the season’s starter following a brief training camp competition with Josh McCown and Austin Davis.
Learning a new system is hard enough for any quarterback, especially with the added pressure of wanting to shake the “bust” moniker as the No. 2 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. Throwing a divorce involving a small child doesn’t make anything easier.
SOURCE: Sporting News – Ron Clements