Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is coming under fire for accepting wedding gifts from fans.
The NFL star player — known as RGIII — is preparing to marry fiancee Rebecca Liddicoat. The couple are registered at Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY). After a sports fan website discovered the registry, it urged fans to send the happy couple gifts, Business Insider notes.
Griffin posted a picture of himself over the weekend surrounded by the gifts sent by fans. He was then criticized by sports writers and online commentators who said that the highly-paid athlete shouldn’t be taking gifts from fans.
Taking to Twitter to respond, Griffin rejoined that he hadn’t asked fans to purchase anything for him. He upbraided the “Debbie downers” who had criticized him.
Apparently, he is keeping the gifts.