Redskins fans sparked controversy when they purchased wedding gifts for Quarterback Robert Griffin III despite his million-dollar contract with the Washington, D.C. team. Griffin has responded in kind, sending a hand-written thank you note to at least one gifter.
An elated Keith Elgin, who sent the player a $15 welcome mat, posted a picture of his letter on Twitter. The note, signed by Griffen and his fiancée Rebecca Liddicoat, said "Dear Keith and Emily, Thank you for your kind gift. Even as nothing was expected from you, out of the love in your hearts you sent us one anyways, and made our wedding experience even more special. Thank you!"
The Quarterback, beloved for turning the Redskins around last season, is reportedly set to marry Liddicoat in July. The two reportedly met while attending the same Christian college, Baylor University.
Elgin and other fans found the Christian quarterback's registry and began sending him gifts. Griffen sparked the gift-giving controversy when he posted a picture of himself surrounded with boxes. He reported has a four-year, $21,119,098 contract with the Redskins.
Griffen clarified on Twitter that he did not encourage fans to buy gifts. The Virginia resident confirmed that he sent the gift of his own free will and thanked Griffen for his classy response.
"[He's] just an all around solid guy," he wrote on sports blog ThePostGame. "We just wanted to buy them a gift to send some encouragement their way, and it turned into a really fun story!"