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RGIII Fined $10K for ‘Operation Patience’ Shirt in Pregame Warmups

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LANDOVER, MD - AUGUST 19: Quarterback Robert Griffin III #10 of the Washington Redskins warms up left handed before the start of a preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at FedExField on August 19, 2013 in Landover, Maryland. (Credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

LANDOVER, MD – AUGUST 19: Quarterback Robert Griffin III #10 of the Washington Redskins warms up left handed before the start of a preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at FedExField on August 19, 2013 in Landover, Maryland. (Credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC) - Robert Griffin III has been fined $10,000 for wearing an “Operation Patience” shirt during pregame warmups prior to the Redskins preseason game against the Steelers, Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com confirmed Thursday.

League officials determined the shirt – modeled after a phrase he uttered during a press conference recently, in reference to the patience he’ll need in deference to his rehab process – to be unauthorized apparel.

The shirt serves a prudent reminder, as Griffin has already expressed discontent with coach Mike Shanahan’s plan to keep the quarterback out of preseason play.

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