“For me, you don’t ever want to be defined by the color of your skin. You want to be defined by your work ethic, the person that you are, your character, your personality. That’s what I’ve tried to go out and do. I am an African-American in America. That will never change. But I don’t have to be defined by that.’’
– Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, quoted in a USA Today article. For his trouble, Griffin was assailed as a “cornball brother” by ESPN contributor Rob Parker.