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Robert Griffin III

Straight to Ground Zero

After Winning Heisman Trophy

12/12/2011 2:01 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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You'd think Baylor king Robert Griffin III would go wild after winning the Heisman Trophy this weekend in NYC -- but TMZ has learned, the star QB went straight to Ground Zero instead ... to pay his respects.

Griffin family sources tell TMZ, RG3 and several close family members made a beeline from the Best Buy Theater to the 9/11 memorial on Saturday. According to sources, the Griffins are a military family -- and Robert felt it was important to visit Ground Zero for some somber reflection.

We're told the Griffins spent a couple of hours at the memorial ... before heading downtown for a quick shopping excursion.

After the emotional tribute and the intimate family bonding time ... RG3 finally took off in his limo to party with fellow Heisman candidates Trent Richardson, Andrew Luck, Montee Ball, and Tyrann Mathieu.

Priorities.

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Eric     

He's a class act his parents raised him right. He is very deserving Heisman winner. RG3 is a beast and I love his superman socks.

963 days ago
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bring back recent posts    

...wow..how refreshing too read this on here..wonderful of him!

963 days ago
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Jon Doe    

He has his head on his shoulder and Know what Important in Life and is a class act all the way. I just Hope 10 years from Now he is the same man and not let everything go to his head.

963 days ago
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Liz    

I didn't know anything about him before last Saturday, but WOW what a man. Awesome.

963 days ago
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Ben    

RG3, Very nice, showed allot of class, thanks you.

963 days ago
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BarrysConspiracyWorld    

Many lives have been lost since 9/11 in addition to the tragedies to thousands of families on 9/11. It's too bad that it is all for a lie. The US government carried out the preparation, execution and coverup of the 9/11 false flag operation. The Terror Myth: http://barryb911.blogspot.com/2011/12/terror-myth.html

963 days ago
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Redskin_Chick    

That is just awesome :) Good for him :)

963 days ago
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Throwback kid    

I hope the Kardashian family read this, he is the opposite of them. He shows humility and doesn't try to be the center of attention despite being a star. They have no talent and want to be the center of attention 24 hours a day and have no humility. The Kardashians can learn alot by watching how this young man conducts himself, he's a class act, they don't know what class is.

963 days ago
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kynged    

wow talk about doing anything for publicity

963 days ago
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Kat    

I went to LSU and am much happier this guy won over Mathieu. To put it simply, Mr. Griffin is a classy fellow.

963 days ago
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gutsygirl    

Now there's a rare breed.

963 days ago
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CLINT    

Just keep him away from Kim Kardashian and he should turn out to be a decent person.

963 days ago
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daisy     

Nice. Nice kid, nice family - it's so refreshing to hear something positive about him, and also that they were low-key about it. So often young athletes and actors do things just so they'll be reported favorably in the press - look at me I'm doing charity, look at me I'm at church! Here, he and his family went by themselves, didn't talk about it beforehand to the press, just went. Good for him! Sounds like he's had a terrific upbringing and I hope he goes from strength to strength.

963 days ago
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bill    

This guy just earned a ton of respect from me. Now please dont mess it up by doing something stupid.

963 days ago
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sPaNkdEnALgAs    

That's a good guy right there for you....who still has values

963 days ago
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