NFL made Robert Griffin III cover knee brace in Redskins loss

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The league isn't playing around with the way it wants to appear as RG3 found out Monday.

The National Football League was keeping a very close eye on Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III Monday night, and not for the reasons you might expect.

The league wanted to make sure his knee brace was covered up and out of sight, according to Griffin said afterwards he wasn't sure why the NFL was so concerned about the brace, but did as he was told, per the story:

"Everybody in the league kept calling down to our sideline saying that I didn't cover the brace up," Griffin said after the 33-27 home loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. "I don't understand that one, but that's why we had to continue to do some stuff to cover the brace up with my sock."

This isn't the first time Griffin has had to deal with the league's version of the fashion police. Earlier this year in the preseason, Griffin wore a shirt with the words "Operation Patience" on it, earning him a $10,000 fine.

The reason for the NFL being so uptight about the knee brace still isn't clear, as no public comments to clarify have come down from Roger Goodell or anybody else for that matter.

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