- (Photo: facebook/Robert Griffin III)
After the news was revealed that RGIII is set to marry girlfriend Rebecca Liddicoat sometime this summer, fans wanting to show their support reportedly purchased gifts on the couple's wedding registry.
But not everyone was supportive and several users in Twitter lashed out against Robert Griffin III because they felt he should have donated those gifts to charity.
"I didn't ask the fans to buy me anything. They found it on their own and decided to get what they could. SMH at all these Debbie downers...Because you are rich you are not allowed to receive gifts and any gifts you receive should be donated to charity???? #WOW Smh," RGIII posted on his Twitter account.
The news of the engagement was revealed by RGIII's mother Jackie in a recent interview even though the couple got engaged way back in 2010. Information was found at Bed Bath & Beyond that indicates that the wedding would take place on July 6, according to The Washington Post.
RGIII played college football for Baylor University and won the 2011 Heisman Trophy. He was selected by the Redskins with the second pick of the 2012 NFL Draft. Griffin III also won The Associated Press 2012 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award.
In his younger years RGIII was a top athlete; in track, Griffin broke state records for the 110-meter and 300-meter hurdles.
He ran the 110-meter hurdles in 13.55 seconds and the 300-meter hurdles in 35.33 seconds. The 300 hurdles time was 1/100th of a second short of tying the national high school record at the time. He was also a gold medalist in the 110- and 400-meter hurdles on the AAU track and field circuit.