In a rare contradictory move made over a holiday, a Baylor University spokesperson contacted ESPN Big 12 blogger David Ubben via text message to announce that a previous ESPN report that Heisman quarterback Robert Griffin III was heading to the NFL is incorrect.
"Robert Griffin III -- the son, the player -- has NOT made a decision regarding eligibility," BU spokesman Heath Nielsen said via text statement, according to Ubbben. "[Griffin] will seek input from coaches later this month, then make his decision."
The text was sent in response to a report initially made by Chris Mortensen on Saturday evening that Griffin was wrapping up meeting with agents and would be informing Baylor of his decision soon. Mortensen has since quoted Griffin's father, Robert Griffin II, as saying, "I met with my son (Friday) and his schedule is pretty much he will attend the Sugar Bowl here in New Orleans, then next weekend he will meet with five agents and select the right agent to represent him and plan a good pre-draft process," Griffin II said. "After that he will sit down with three of his coaches at Baylor on Wednesday or Thursday (Jan. 11 or 12) and make it official."
I picked up on the story yesterday, offering my two cents as to what could be in store for Griffin, assuming that he does eventually make himself eligible for the 2012 draft.
Griffin, like all underclassmen, have until January 15 to decide whether they would like to return for another season of college play or give up their remaining eligibility to pursue their NFL dreams.