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Robert Griffin III still has a year of eligibility remaining at Baylor, and previously stated that he would wait until the deadline (January 15) to decide whether he would return for his senior year. But according to Chris Mortensen of ESPN.com, Griffin’s father says his son has already made his decision, and he will indeed enter the NFL draft.“I met with my son (Friday) and his schedule is pretty much he will attend the Sugar Bowl here in New Orleans, then next weekend he will meet with five agents and select the right agent to represent him and plan a good pre-draft process,” Griffin II said. “After that he will sit down with three of his coaches at Baylor on Wednesday or Thursday (Jan. 11 or 12) and make it official.”
OK, OK, on the scale of surprising news stories, this rates somewhere between “Derek Jeter is dating somebody attractive” and “Jerry Sandusky said something stupid.”
Griffin has said that becoming just the second two-time Heisman Trophy winner was not a priority. Rather, Griffin’s father stated that biggest consideration for returning to Baylor was to earn the 15 credits still needed to complete his Master’s degree. Griffin completed his undergraduate studies in December, 2010.
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