Griffin III Could Redeem Snyder's Image

Griffin III Could Redeem Snyder's Image

For the Washington Redskins, the drafting of quarterback Robert Griffin III on Thursday represents the best hope for stability at the game’s most important position. For team owner Daniel Snyder, Griffin offers the potential to rehabilitate a battered public image.

In a move that offered as much suspense as a traffic light changing colors, the Redskins selected the top-of-the-marquee prospect with the second overall pick — and in the process may have provided Snyder with a late-round mulligan. After more than a decade’s worth of head-scratching personnel moves, silly fantasy-football roster management and self-inflicted public relations disasters — all against a backdrop of also-ran seasons — Snyder may have finally found the type of game-changer he needs to restore the District’s most popular sports franchise.

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