RG3: I’ve Never Had A Drop Of Alcohol

Source: Chris Strauss / USA Today

Considering that Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow were cover subjects on the past two editions of the magazine’s September issue, Robert Griffin III might have wanted to reconsider a potential “GQ cover jinx” before agreeing to a profile with the men’s glossy.

Then again, the Washington Redskins quarterback already seems to be moving on from a spell of misfortune, spending the entire offseason recovering from a serious knee injury suffered in the team’s playoff loss to the Seahawks in January. Griffin talks a lot about the injury and his rehab process in the story, along with a number of other topics as he graduates from one of the most dynamic rookie seasons ever for a quarterback.

Griffin claims he has never tasted alcohol.

“Never had a drop. I don’t smoke, I don’t drink, I’ve never done any drugs. I need my body to be at its peak performance, and I want to have a long career, and alcohol can inhibit that sometimes. And I don’t need to get in trouble because I went out and got drunk one night and I don’t know how to be drunk. But she”—he nodded at Rebecca, his wife, who sat with us for part of the interview—”drinks, and I don’t judge, and what I’ve told her a bunch of times is the first time I drink, I’ll drink with her. When I’m done playing and I retire, and it’s time for me to go sit in a big house and do nothing all day, I’m going to drink. You know?”

To read the five most interesting things about RG3 from the GQ cover profile visit the USA Today.