It is fair to say Robert Griffin III has not had a good week.
Having been subjected to a concussion-inducing pounding from the Baltimore Ravens defense on Saturday night, Monday saw the Washington Redskins overlook him for the role of starting quarterback for the 2015 season.
And now, with question marks about his future at the franchise, RGIII has been forced to issue an apology after a rogue Instagram 'like' caused mild hysteria amongst those keeping a close eye on his situation.
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The social media post in question was a scathing attack on the Washington Redskins hierarchy's handling of Robert Griffin III's situation posted by an Instagram account entitled @xtramambosauce.
As you might expect, with RGIII's official account appearing to agree with the message, the 'like' caused something of a stir as the much-maligned quarterback appeared to be breaking from the party line - that of a player disappointed but accepting of the Redskins' decision.
In an effort to explain the situation, RGIII has now used his own account to explain the incident - denying his role in 'liking' any post, and instead blaming a Redskins intern.
No way back?
Whether you believe Robert Griffin III's excuse for the PR faux-pas or not, it doesn't look like it will affect his chances of sticking around in Washington either way.
Having struggled with injury and poor form in recent years, with Kirk Cousins now chosen in front of his to start the 2015 season under center, RGIII is looking like an increasingly isolated figure in Washington.
Although head coach Jay Gruden continues to insist Griffin's future remains with the team, Sports Illustrated reported that the football staff are "done" with the quarterback.
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