NFL Fans Buy RG3 Tons Of Wedding Gifts

NFL Fans Buy RG3 Tons Of Wedding GiftsWashington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has a lot on his plate between rehabbing his injured knee and preparing for his wedding. In a kind gesture, many of his fans have given back to the dynamic signal-caller, who almost single-handedly changed the fortunes of the struggling franchise in the nation’s capital.

‘Appreciative shoutout’

Griffin tweeted an appreciative shoutout to many of his fans, who have pitched in to help buy all the items from his wedding registry at Bed Bath & Beyond. Unfortunately, some responded to the situation with disapproval, which Griffin also addressed:

“Thank you to the Fans who are helping buy ALL the items from our wedding registry at Bed Bath & Beyond …”

“I didn’t ask the fans to buy me anything. They found it on their own and decided to get what they could. SMH at all these Debbie downers”

‘Genuine gratefulness’

Clearly, the generosity of his fans caught Griffin off guard, and he expressed his genuine gratefulness toward those who graciously assisted him. However, some construed it as a problem. Several who replied to Griffin’s initial tweet suggested it wasn’t proper for less fortunate fans to give gifts to a man drafted No. 2 overall in the 2012 NFL draft and signed to a four-year, $21 million contract.

Either way, Griffin is only 23 years old, and undertaking marriage, especially at such a young age, is not easy. He handled the circumstances the best he could on his own, but fans thrilled by his electric play and gutsy leadership on the field this past season felt compelled to give back to him. There seems to be nothing wrong with that.

What do you think of the gift gesture of RG3’s fans? Do you think it’s improper, or do you think it’s just an act of genuine admiration?


Source: Matt Fitzgerald, Bleacher Report

Image: Black Sports Online

Taliban Insurgents Behead 17 For Partying In Afghanistan

Insurgents beheaded 17 civilians in a Taliban-controlled area of southern Afghanistan, apparently because they attended a dance party that flouted the extreme brand of Islam embraced by the militants, officials said Monday.

The victims were part of a large group that had gathered late Sunday in Helmand province’s Musa Qala district for a celebration involving music and dancing, said district government chief Neyamatullah Khan. He said the Taliban slaughtered them to show their disapproval of the event. All of the bodies were decapitated but it was not clear if they had been shot first, said provincial government spokesman Daoud Ahmadi.

Many Afghans and international observers have expressed worries that the Taliban’s brutal interpretation of Islamic justice will return as international forces withdraw. Under the Taliban, who ruled the country from 1996 to 2001, all music and film was banned as un-Islamic, and women were barred from leaving their homes without a male family member as an escort. Helmand is one of the areas seeing the largest reduction in U.S. troops, as the force increase ordered up by President Barack Obama departs.

One of the most worrying trends to accompany the drawdown has been a surge in attacks by Afghan forces against their international allies, and another shooting came on Monday morning, though it appeared to be accidental.

Two American soldiers were shot and killed by one of their Afghan colleagues in the east, military officials said, bringing to 12 the number of international troops — all Americans — to die at the hands of their local allies this month. But Afghan officials said Monday’s attack in Laghman province was a separate case from the rash of recent insider attacks on international forces, because it appeared to have been unintentional.

Do you think Afghanistan will once again fall under the rule of the Taliban? What should be done to prevent ruthless killings from happening again in Taliban? Speak out and express your views regarding this issue!

Source: Yahoo News

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