Another reason to love RGIII
posted at 10:32 am on April 29, 2013 by Mary Katharine Ham
I’ve always loved this kid. He’s so sweet and charming, he even overcomes my longtime, visceral dislike of the Redskins.
Then, he went and did this:
Breaking! RG III throws NBC for a loss by bailing on dinner- and he had tickets for his wife AND agent. Quarterback sneak #whcd
— HowardKurtz (@HowardKurtz) April 28, 2013
All right, normally I’d say you should try not to flake on an invitation, but the White House Correspondents Dinner, at the NBC table? Be still my heart.
Icing on the cake? RGIII later made a surprise appearance at an after-party, leaving A-listers in the room starstruck and acting characteristically gracious:
Of all the A-listers at the starry White House Correspondents’ after party hosted by Vanity Fair and Bloomberg, the surprise hit of the evening was Robert Griffin III. Team owner Dan Snyder proudly ushered his prize player around the terraced gardens of the French ambassador’s residence — his wife Tanya and Griffin’s fiancée Rebecca Liddicoat standing back at a respectful remove — as one star after another approached for a moment or a photo with the 23-year-old, who was poised, gracious and smiling through every encounter. “It’s cool to meet all these people,” he told us.
All the more of a surprise since Griffin was a no-show for the actual Correspondents’ dinner, reportedly leaving would-be hosts in the lurch. We’re told he and Liddicoat dined with the Snyders at Cafe Milano in Georgetown.
Among the stars who came running over to get his RGIII photo: Kevin Spacey.
Big fan? “He’s, like, heroic,” Spacey insisted.