Donovan McNabb on RGIII: 'He's getting brainwashed'

Donovan McNabb on RGIII: 'He's getting brainwashed'
August 13, 2013, 3:45 pm
Share This Post

It all started when Donovan McNabb, former Redskin quarterback, told Mike Wise of the Washington Post that he believes Robert Griffin III is doing "too much right now; it’s just too much.”

McNabb later told Wise during the same interview: “I would really like for me and my dad to sit down with he and his dad just to tell them what we went through and talk about our experiences.”

While McNabb tried to get in touch with RGIII during his rookie year, RGIII never got in touch with him. In fact, the Rookie of the Year told Brendan Vaughan of GQ, "I don't think McNabb is an idiot by any means, but it's probably best we don't talk."

McNabb, a Mount Carmel High School alum, fired back on NBC sports radio show "Under Center."

[RELATED: Arenas says he'd beat Jordan 1-on-1]

"I'm just trying to help you. Well, clearly the young generation think the have all the answers and he is going through a little bit of turmoil right now of trying to get out on the field and it's unfortunate," McNabb said to Mark Malone. "But that's where we are at right now as far as these young quarterbacks who think they have all the answers. Until things fall a part and start trembling down on top of you, then you want some help."

McNabb continued by saying, "It's a shame, I honestly think that over there in Washington, he's getting brainwashed.

"He is getting input from whoever it may be of there's no reason to talk to him, it didn't work out here and if they expressed their dislike when I was there or what I used to do, so be it. But I hope the best for the young man, but the direction he is going in is really a direction he does not want to do. He does not want to go there with me," McNabb said.