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Monday Morning Quarterbacking: The RGIII and Elephants Edition

We’re trying to be wry and cynical about Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III’s Sunday visit to the circus, but we just can’t be and we blame that smile.

On Sunday afternoon, Griffin took his family to the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s “Dragons” at the Verizon Center. 

According to the release, RGIII and his family enjoyed “the acts of circus performers from the farthest reaches of the earth.” After the show, which explores “dragon lore,” RGIII and his family got a tour of the circus, snapped pictures with the performers and threw a football to an elephant.

Normally, this type of publicity tour would make us roll our eyes, but check out the pictures after the jump. RGIII is so excited and pleased and good and pumped to be at the circus. It makes us smile.

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is so happy with the Ringling Bros. performers. (Courtesy Feld Entertainment)


RGIII and his family with an elephant. Again, happiest quarterback on earth. Also, who is that sassy little bit of adorable in the front? (Courtesy Feld Entertainment)


RGIII tosses the ball to Kelly Ann, “one of the elephant divas at Ringling Bros.” What happened after this picture was snapped is a mystery. (Courtesy Feld Entertainment)

The circus has left D.C. for Baltimore where it will perform Wednesday through April 7 at Baltimore’s 1st Mariner Arena. From there, you can follow the circus to Virginia’s Patriot Center from April 10 through April 21.

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