Nov 25, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) runs with the ball as San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks (55) chases in the fourth quarter at FedEx Field. The 49ers won 27-6. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Ahmad Brooks: Robert Griffin III Shouldn’t Be Playing

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks spent a portion of Monday night chasing Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III around FedEx Field in suburban D.C., then said the second-year pro shouldn’t be on the field.

“He’s obviously a man and he makes his own decisions, but I personally don’t feel he should be playing right now,” Brooks said. (h/t

Brooks said it’s obvious that Griffin’s surgically repaired knee is a problem for the former Heisman Trophy winner.

“You can see it. Everybody can see it, everybody can see it,” Brooks said. “He’s a man, he has the heart of a warriors and is going to go out there and play regardless of the circumstance. He shouldn’t be playing.”

The 49ers put a pounding on Griffin Monday night. Safety Donte Whitner laid a big hit on Griffin on a sideline run and Justin Smith forced a fumble by blasting the quarterback.

And then, well, there was this … (and apologies in advance for the narrator of the video who spends perhaps more time than a man should discussing another man’s man parts.)

Aldon Smith inadvertently laid a kick to the … ahem … midsection (or more specially, south of the midsection). Griffin tried to laugh it off (high-pitched as it might have been) and didn’t miss any playing time thanks to a fortuitously timed replay review.

It was that kind of a night for Griffin and that sort of a year for the 3-8 Redskins.

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