Washington Redskins quarterback sensation Robert Griffin III’s star power has an unlimited ceiling. RGIII is a humble, intelligent, and well-spoken young man. Oh yeah, and he is lights out on the gridiron. Griffin’s appeal has never been more evident after what happened when he appeared at a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Griffin, by himself, was able to raise $33,000 of the $60,000 tallied.
Via the Miami Herald:
The Washington Redskins quarterback made an appearance – and quite an impact – Wednesday at a luncheon for the American Cancer Society. He raised $33,000 in a matter of minutes, more than half of the $60,000 tallied during the auction portion of the fundraiser.
The crowning moment came when a man from Texas paid $15,000 for a pair of pink cleats worn by Griffin in a game last season.
“You don’t think that a pair of cleats can make that kind of difference,” Griffin said. “But I guess they were highly sought-after.”
18 people paid $1,000 each to pose with @rgiii _ and get it autographed _ at this American Cancer Society luncheon. Yeah, he’s popular.
— Joseph White Jr. (@JGWhiteAP) May 8, 2013
Griffin’s popularity and star power are just getting started. I won’t be surprised if he is on LeBron James’ level relatively soon.