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Robert Griffin III

Dad tells Agents:

Don't Talk to My Son!

12/21/2011 3:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Robert Griffin III Heisman Trophy

Robert Griffin III
is getting some serious protection off the field from his father -- who's demanding  potential sports agents back off his Heisman Trophy winning son while he decides if he's jumping to the NFL.

Sources close to RG3's family tell TMZ, RG2 (aka Dad) has decided any agents who contact his son directly will be out of the running to sign him ... and thereby, screwed out of a future multi-million dollar commission.

We're told Dad wants all the agents to contact him -- leaving RG3 alone to focus on next week's Alamo Bowl, and his Master's degree. Believe it or not, some reps are playing ball -- we're told Dad's talking to 5 big-time agents ... just in case RG3 goes pro.

As for that big decision -- our source says Griffin is stressed about it, and far from a lock to go pro ... partially because he doesn't want to "let people down" at Baylor.

Is this kid perfect, or what?

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38 COMMENTS

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Jay W.     

Sounds like Dads looking out for him. Or does he want the commission?

933 days ago
2.

PatinNJ    

***** please

933 days ago
3.

Jackie    

Ok...Father planning to make a living off his son.

933 days ago
4.

Mark    

I would think his father is protecting him from the many leeches out there that are ready to leap on this kid...none of which would have his best interest at hand...go Dad

933 days ago
5.

MaineTech609    

Get that money young money while you can!

933 days ago
6.

Truth    

MASTERS??? HAHAHHAHAHAHAAA. YEA, RIIIIGHT... WE KNOW ALL THEM FAKE SPORTS DEGREES. MASTERS IN UMMM... "SPORTS EDUCATION". #TRUTH!!

933 days ago
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Someone who actually knows what they're talking about    

His father is looking to protect him ... allowing him to make his own mind up about whether or not to go pro.

Remember folks, if RG3 has any contact with any of these vulture-like agents the NCAA wont allow him to play next year. He would be forced to enter the draft.

933 days ago
8.

Mary    

Good for him, too bad Mike Vick didn't have a dad like this. Could have kept him away from bad influences. I don't care how old they are, peer pressure is still there and they still need guidance. These kids need someone to help them make wise decisions, and bloods thicker than water.

933 days ago
9.

DUDE    

Test-I-Cal

933 days ago
10.

RobN    

If he talks to an agent, he has violated NCAA rules and he can't play college ball next year even if he wants to. Dad is helping out, here. TMZ should learn a bit before making Dad out to be Earl Woods.

933 days ago
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Rotten Puppets    

A great kid with a great family supporting him. I don't care what team he lands on I wish him nothing but success. He is a prime example of doing things the right way.

933 days ago
12.

CathyJ    

Yes, he does seem perfect. Hopefully he won't end up like so many in the NFL (National Felons League) and completes his MBA. I say GOOD on YOU and your Dad!

933 days ago
13.

ammo461    

Why is RG3 so amazing for staying in school, and not "letting people donw at Baylor" but when Luck decided to stay and met his obligation to Stanford everyone (on this sight) called him dumb.stupid for passing up money.

933 days ago
14.

Kat    

The more I hear about this guy, the more I like him. This is one sports star that deserves to be looked up to. In his conferences, he always makes sure to tell children that there is nothing wrong with hoping to become a professional football or basketball player, the education always comes first.

Good for his father, too. It's no wonder RG3 is such a good person.

933 days ago
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PPC    

Jay W. - you are ignorant. Do you anything about Griffin's background or family? Both of his parents are highly intelligent and accomplished and they don't need his "commission." Griffin III has a 3.7 GPA in college and will graduate - he may go back to Baylor to finish. Do some research, to all posters, before making dumb comments. He is a great player/person and though I would like to see him go pro this year, he is dedicated to his school and education that he might go back. His dad is protecting him, it only takes contact from one agent to disqualify him from returning to school.

933 days ago
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