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Robert Griffin III brags about influence over Snyder - reports

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Robert Griffin III has been bragging about his influence over the Washington Redskins' owner Daniel Snyder, as reported by The Washington Post. 

After a great start to his professional career, in which he was named the NFL's Offensive Rookier of the Year for 2012, RG3 won over a plethora of fans becoming one of the hottest talents in the league.

Now it seems he has let that success get to his head and has let his ego grow alongside his reputation.

Sally Jenkins of The Washington Post claims that Griffin "bragged to teammates that he could procure favors from the owner and influence the franchise’s direction."

It claims that Griffin is under the impression that he can not only influence what plays the team performs but also what food is served in the team cafeteria.

Not only has he been accused of intimidating the organisation's staff but also his team mates.

Jenkins also claims that Griffin was involved in a "fierce finger-pointing tensions with his wide receivers" over the course of an unsuccessful 2013 season.

It's not the first time Griffin has been accused of egocentric behaviour either.

In November NFL reporter Michael Silver reported that Griffin had demanded that his bad plays be eliminated from film used for retrospective study.

Griffin has seen a dramatic fall from grace in 2013 after helping the Redskins to their first NFC East division title since 1999 in 2012.

The Redskins have started 2013 3-10 with Griffin under center before being benched for the remainder of the season by Mike Shanaham - the former head coach.

Washington are currently experiencing their worst season since 1994.

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