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Last week I posted a video put together by Crystal and Jimmy Shea inviting Robert Griffin III and his wife, Rebecca, to be their dates to this year’s Marine Corps Ball. The couple went about sending the video to the world through multiple social media channels and enlisted their friends to help spread the word to make sure the Redskins quarterback saw the personal invitation.

Unfortunately, the ball is on Nov. 2, the night before the Redskins play the Chargers at home, so RGIII took to Twitter to send his regrets.

The couple’s disappointment was apparently short-lived, as they’ve already begun to woo a suitable replacement.