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Robert Griffin III did an awesome thing this weekend when he helped a Maryland teen ask a classmate to prom. The “prom-posal” was orchestrated by Centreville High School student Morgan Assel to ask classmate Juwaan Espinal to prom. Espinal is non-verbal and suffers from cerebral palsy, and Assel wanted to make the event extra special. Assel enlisted RG3′s help in carrying a banner at a lacrosse game that read, “I know I’m not as cool as RGIII, but will you go to the prom with me?” Much to Espinal’s surprise, Griffin, who happens to be Espinal’s favorite football player, popped out from behind the banner. Espinal accepted Assel’s proposal, and delighted in taking photos with his personal hero, according to WJLA. “I’m just really excited and really grateful that RGIII came to help Juwaan. 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,” Assel said.Filed under: NFL, Top Stories

RG3 helps girl ask boy with cerebral palsy to prom (photos/video)

In one of the most heartwarming scenes of the week, if not longer, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III took a trip to a Centreville, Va., in order to provide his assistance in helping a girl ask out a fellow student to prom. While these kind of stories involving athletes assisting students with their “promposals” […] The post RG3 helps girl ask boy with cerebral...

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RG3 helped a girl ask a boy with cerebral palsy to prom (Video)

Photo via @morganassel Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III helped Morgan Assel ask a boy named Juwaan Espinal, who’s wheelchair bound due to cerebral palsy, to be her prom date. Of course Espinal is a big RG3 so this was the perfect way to ask him out. My banner making skills were just barely adequate — Morgan Assel (@morganassel) May 29, 2014...

Redskins' Jordan Reed calls concussion a "fluke"

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Despite concussion history, Jordan Reed not worried about future

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RG3 Surprises His Biggest Fan, Helps With Special Prom Proposal (Video)

Plenty of athletes have assisted high school students with their elaborate promposals throughout the last couple of years, but none of their stories were as heartwarming as the one involving Robert Griffin III. The Washington Redskins quarterback made a surprise appearance at a  Centerville High School playoff lacrosse game in Clifton, Va., on Thursday to pull off a special prom...

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