In a move that is certain to solidify his status as a “cornball brother,” Robert Griffin III (RG III) Tweeted this today:
In a land of freedom we are held hostage by the tyranny of political correctness
Some are speculating that it could be due to the news that a D.C. Council member is preparing to introduce a resolution calling on the Washington Redskins to change its name, possibly to the Washington Redtails.
Council member David Grosso, an independent elected last year, said he plans to pursue his non-binding resolution because the current name is “a derogatory, racist name.”
And to finally put all the speculation to rest, this story from yesterday wonders why RG III skipped the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner AND private pre-dinner reception with President Obama as well.
Robert Griffin III was the perfect guest at the Vanity Fair/Bloomberg party Saturday: Charming, relaxed, willing to pose for a photo with anyone who asked. The Redskins’ star quarterback lingered for more than two hours, leaving the ultra-exclusive bash with team owner Dan Snyder just before 2 a.m.
Which makes what happened earlier that night so surprising: RGIII apparently blew off not just the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner — where he was to be the guest of NBC — but a private pre-dinner reception with President Obama as well.
Media organizations spend months wrangling VIP guests for the annual event, vying for the buzziest names. While many are touted in advance, others are kept secret until the big night. That was NBC’s strategy with their quarterback guest, though they did alert dinner organizers that he was expected. We’re told that Griffin was one of the elite cadre of dinner VIPs whose name was submitted a couple weeks earlier for clearance into the most exclusive reception of the entire weekend — a backstage meet-and-greet with the president and the first lady. Nicole Kidman, Bradley Cooper, and dinner entertainer Conan O’Brien joined WHCA President Ed Henry and other select guests on that elite list.
But RGIII never turned up.
Wow. He blew off President Obama?!
Here is some of the reaction on Twitter.
I really hope RG III keeps this up. Because if he does, he is likely to get plenty of attacks from liberals. If so, it could potentially be an eye-opening experience for some people out there. Watching the people who are constantly calling for a more tolerant society rip apart a smart, honorable and talented person, solely for his personal beliefs, will be very telling.