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Redskins fan invites Robert Griffin III to wedding, receives reply with autograph (photo)


In a classic illustration of the old saying, “It never hurts to ask,” a Washington Redskins fan mailed Robert Griffin III an invitation to his upcoming nuptials. Not only did RG3 RSVP — albeit declining — the Redskins quarterback included a friendly message as well as an autographed football card.

Zach Curley is the man with the plan and explained to D.C. Sports Bog why he decided to invite RG3 to his wedding as part of the VIP invites.

“I just thought it would be pretty cool,” Curley told Dan Steinberg. “I thought there wasn’t that much of a chance that I’d get anything back, but I sent it anyways.”

The shot in the dark paid nearly immediate dividends. The invite was sent to RG3 last Wednesday and Curley already has received a response.

Sadly, RG3 indicated he is unable to attend the wedding, but a handwritten message, “Happy for you!!!” was attached to the card expressing his regrets.

Also included was the aforementioned autographed football card. All told, not a bad result for an invite gambit that had the odds of paying off somewhere in between slim and none.

Curley nevertheless is happy he gave it a try.

“Shocked,” Curley said. “Just that somebody as big as RGIII would take the time, right away, to write something back — I thought that was really cool. Obviously I’ll be a Redskins fan all my life, but he will be my favorite player from now on, until the end of time.”


Curley later took to Twitter to thank RG3 for the reply. Of course, the Redskins quarterback responded promptly.

Robert Griffin III previously has had an interesting story regarding a wedding, although the earlier tale involved his nuptials. Last August, RG3 and his new wife were the lucky recipients of a Dallas Cowboys coffee mug … from a  Cowboys fan.