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RGIII Has A Concussion, But You Wouldn't Know It From Official 'Skins TV

Tonight’s official presentation of the Detroit-Washington game on the Redskins Broadcast Network left viewers understandably confused about Robert Griffin III’s condition after leaving the game tonight in the second quarter due to injury. That’s mostly because the network repeatedly asserted the team’s quarterback didn’t suffer a concussion, despite coach Jay Gruden asserting that yes, he had.

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Analyst Joe Theismann initially “broke” the news that RGIII had been cleared shortly after the injury occurred, and postgame host Carol Maloney again breathlessly “reported” that the oft-injured quarterback “would be okay” and hadn’t suffered a concussion. Even after Gruden told reporters in the postgame presser that a concussion had been diagnosed, Maloney insisted “I heard it both ways.”

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