Former Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III's upcoming tell-all book 'Surviving Washington' appears to be dead in the water.
Eric Bickel of The Sports Junkies has confirmed the book is no longer in the works. Gary Myers, who was slated to co-author the book with Griffin, has moved on from the project, Bickel also confirmed. Further, a source tells 106.7 The Fan that Griffin had "second thoughts" about writing the book.
Originally scheduled for an August 2022 release, Griffin had pledged to "open your eyes to the sexual harassment that permeated the walls of that building" in 'Surviving Washington.' This caused some former employees who are on record with their allegations of sexual harassment to question whether Griffin intended to "profit off of the experiences others went through." To that end, Griffin later clarified that he intended to chronicle his own experience with sexual harassment inside the building.
"I'm gonna tell you the truth about what happened in that playoff game in 2012 against Seattle," Griffin said in a promotional video on Twitter teasing the August release. "I'm gonna detail the medical mismanagement that I received during my time in Washington. I'm gonna open your eyes to the sexual harassment that permeated the walls of that building, and give you a deep dive into a power struggle between one of the most powerful coaches in all of sports and an owner that many of you want gone. They say the truth will set you free. So here it is, unfiltered. Pre-order now."
Griffin has since deleted that promotional video from Twitter.
Publisher Simon & Schuster had described the book as a "one-of-a-kind, explosive tell-all from former franchise savior, Robert Griffin III," while promising to detail the "shocking mismanagement and toxic culture within the most dysfunctional professional football team in America."
The pre-order link on Simon & Schuster's website is dead.
Bickel took a victory lap on Thursday for accurately predicting that Griffin's book would never see the light of day.
"This is my victory lap. I'm just gonna bow," he said. "I told ya that book was never coming out. He's deleted all the tweets. Gary Myers said the book's not coming out, 'not with me.' The Simon & Schuster link, the pre-link that he was pimping, that's a dead link. I want praise! I told you this wasn't happening!
"I said, 'that book's not happening!' And it's not. Now he may come out with some other book with garbage in there, but there's not gonna be anything in there that potentially gets him sued. Trust me! Not happening!"
"The link is dead," Bickel exclaimed. "There is no link! Go click the link, try to buy the book. Doesn't exist. Drab, what am I leaving out?"
"He had second thoughts," added Junkies producer Matt 'Drab' Cahill. "The pressure got to him."
"Now I hope every dumb media outlet that did a story, without even investigating or using their brains, will now do a story saying, 'Oh by the way, @EBJunkies, the prophet that he is, predicted that this book is not gonna come out,' and we have confirmed that this book is not coming out," Bickel said.