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Sports World Reacts To Robert Griffin III Situation

A closeup photo of Robert Griffin III.

LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 7: Quarterback Robert Griffin III #10 of the Washington Redskins looks on before a game against the Dallas Cowboys at FedExField on December 7, 2015 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Robert Griffin III has the social media world buzzing on Wednesday evening. That's usually not a good thing.

The veteran NFL quarterback is currently weighing his future. The former top NFL Draft pick is still a free agent, though he's reportedly being pursued by more than just professional football franchises. Multiple networks are reportedly in a bidding war for RG3's services as an analyst. Some see Griffin as the next Tony Romo-like analyst.

The New York Post reported on the situation last week:

ESPN has upped its offer after Fox showed heavy interest in Griffin as an NFL and college football analyst. Now both networks are waiting to see whether Griffin will try to play again or retires from the NFL to move into TV. Even if Griffin does decide to play, TV will be waiting for him when he ultimately retires. (Outkick first reported ESPN’s and Fox’s interest in Griffin.)

It will be interesting to see how these networks feel about Griffin's social media activity on Wednesday night.

Griffin posted a message about his wife, Grete Šadeiko, a former Florida State track star from Estonia.

“cOmE oN bRO yOUr WiFe iS wHiTE” he tweeted.

Many were confused by what Griffin meant here. He attempted to clarify in follow-up tweets. "I’m telling you loving someone outside your race doesn’t mean you hate your own. I’m telling you being white don’t mean you ain’t got no cheeks. I love my people, I love my wife and I’m proud of her business," he tweeted with a reference to his wife's training company. He added: "What does not being “stacked in the back” have to do with being black? The only implication I made was about her not bring “stacked in the back” because she is white."

Unsurprisingly, Griffin is now trending on social media. Some are critical while others find it amusing.

Griffin, meanwhile, is not backing down.

Griffin certainly knows how to spark engagement on social media, but the kind he's getting tonight might not be what FOX and ESPN are looking for.