WACO _ For those women who has some interest in him, Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin is off the market.
About 90 minutes after the Bears became bowl eligible with a wild 47-42 victory over Kansas State this past Saturday, Griffin got on his knees and proposed marriage to his girlfriend, Rebecca Liddicoat of Boulder, Colo.
"She said yes and she cried,'' Griffin said. "So I did a pretty good job.''
So how did Griffin propose?
"Well, there's lies involved in proposals, so I told her after the game that I had to go to the (indoor football practice) facility,'' Griffin said. "I told her me and the team leaders had to do something in there.
"So I told her I could do mine (Saturday night), and they were going to do theirs (Sunday), which makes it a bold-face lie. But she believed it, so I told her to come in there.''
That's when the romantic in Griffin surfaced.
"I went in the bathroom and my dad gave me the ring, and I walked in the indoor (facility), and I had candles everywhere,'' Griffin said. "I had one of my teammates playing the guitar, so I talked to her and serenaded her. I walked into the middle where her family was standing with candles and I popped the question.
"I couldn't see her face to see her crying, because it was so dark. But when I kissed her I felt the wetness on her cheeks.''
Griffin said no wedding date has been set yet.
"I've got to get out of college to provide for my family before I get married,'' Griffin said. "I'm still going to school after this.
"I'm going to grad school and get my Master's (degree).''
By NCAA rules, Griffin can apply for the NFL Draft after this season since this is his third college year.
-- Dwain Price