Redskins fans can see RG III; in new documentary

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Washington Redskins fans won’t get to see RG III play this year, but at least they can watch him in an ESPN film this fall.

RG III  The Will to Win, is a one-hour documentary-style production by NFL Films about Washington Redskins quarterback and 2012 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Robert Griffin III. The program will air on ESPN as a one-hour prime time special on Tuesday, August 27, at 6 p.m. CDT.

“The Will to Win?” TWTW?? Better get Hawk Harrelson’s permission for that one.

RG III: The Will to Win focuses on Griffin’s journey to return to the field for the 2013 NFL season. Divided into six acts, it begins with Griffin’s spectacular rookie season when he led the Redskins to their first division title since 1999. After sustaining a knee injury in Washington’s final game of the playoffs in January, the majority of the film documents Griffin’s offseason, especially his rehabilitation.

“I just want people to see me as me. Not everybody gets an inside look at who you are as a person. Yeah, I’m RG III I’m the Washington Redskins quarterback. But sometimes you need to know why people do what they do. I’m looking forward to putting it out there so people can know who I am,” said Robert Griffin III.

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Encore presentations of  RG III The Will to Win will air on ESPN2 beginning Saturday, Aug. 31, at 8 a.m. and within the ESPN Sports Saturday block on ABC (Aug. 31, 1 p.m.).

In addition to the one-hour special, excerpts from the film will air on SportsCenter, NFL Live, Monday Night Countdown and other programs, including during halftime of the Monday Night Football preseason game on Aug. 19 (Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Redskins) and in the lead-up to ESPN’s regular season MNF opener on Sept. 9 when Griffin hopes to return to the Redskins’ lineup against the NFC East division rival Philadelphia Eagles (7 p.m.).

Paul M. Banks is the owner of The Sports Bank.net, a Fox Sports affiliate. He is also an analyst for 95.7 The Fan, and writes on Chicago sports media for Chicago Now. President Obama follows his Twitter account (@PaulMBanks)

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