Robert Griffin III confirms occasional security

Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III is getting help in

dealing with his new fame.

The Baylor quarterback confirmed Monday that he’s sometimes

shadowed by security since being honored earlier this month as the

nation’s best player.

Griffin said he understands that ”people are going to want a

piece of you when you’re doing great things.” He added it was a

good problem to have and downplayed the new part of his

celebrity.

Baylor spokesman Heath Nielsen later clarified that the school

isn’t paying for private bodyguards. He said an athletic department

employee follows Griffin in public to minimize demands for

autographs and pictures.

Nielsen said the only time he recalled police escorting Griffin

was at a home basketball game.

Baylor plays Washington in the Alamo Bowl on Thursday.