RGIII helps girl ask special needs teen to prom


Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III stepped into the community last week to help a student ask another student to a prom.

But it wasn’t just any student - it was one of the Washington Redskins quarterback’s biggest fans, 17-year-old Juwaan Espinal, who has cerebral palsy.

According to the Huffington Post, Espinal’s classmate, Morgan Assel, sought out the star quarterback to help her with the “promposal’ because he’s Espinal’s favorite player.

To carry out the promposal, Assel made a sign that read, “I know I’m not as cool as RGIII but will you go to Prom w/ me?,” and the two popped out from behind the banner to surprise Espinal at the school’s lacrosse playoff game last week.

And Espinal erupted with excitement and accepted Assel’s invitation to the dance.

“We make time in our schedules for stuff like this because it’s so worth it,” Griffin told WJLA.

Griffin later posted a picture with Espinal and Assel on his Instagram page with the caption, “Morgan Assel’s #Promposal to Juwaan Espinal Also Known As, “The Ladies Man.”

“I’m just really excited and really grateful that RGIII came to help Juwaan,” and emotional Assel told WJLA. “ It just really means a lot that people are willing to do this for him because he is such a special person and he really deserves it.”

Contact Kira Terry at kterry@reviewjournal.com. Find her on Twitter: @kiraterry

 

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