Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III said he does not drink or smoke and has never done any drugs. Griffin said he wants to have a long career and needs his body to be at its “peak performance,” and he seemed proud of the fact that he leads a sober lifestyle.
When GQ asked Griffin about his reputation in the NFL as a teetotaler, he answered:
“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?”