I know that people believe Kim Kardashian is always on the hunt for her next athlete. So this little story about an exchange between Kim and 30 Rock executive producer Jack Burditt discussing Redskins draft pick, Robert Griffin III slides right into that theory.
The show was taping down the street from where the NFL draft was being held in April. After the Redskins drafted him, Griffin was able to make it for the 11:30 p.m. West Coast taping. Kardashian was also there and, according to Burditt, seemed intrigued by the Redskins’ new quarterback.
“She sat next to me while we were watching the show on the monitor and RGIII is a few seats down, and during the commercial break she starts asking me questions about him,” Burditt said on the podcast. “Like, ‘Now he’s a football player, right?’ I’m like, yeah, yeah, yeah. And [Kardashian asks] ‘And he just…something big happened, right?’ And I’m like, well yeah, he just was the No. 2 overall pick tonight. [Kardashian asks] ‘And what team?’ Washington. [Kardashian asks] ‘What’s Washington?’ Redskins. She goes, ‘I don’t know much about football, but, so what’s his deal?’ And I’m thinking, you stay away from him. This is a nice young man.”
To me, that sounds like idle chatter. Had this convo happened with anyone else, he wouldn’t have even blinked. But it makes for a good story, right?