WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III took some time off on Sunday to enjoy the circus with his family.

RGIII and his loved ones spent their afternoon at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey show, DRAGONS, and later got a special behind-the-scenes tour with the show's performers and the majestic elephants.

"I got to throw the ball to the only female & biggest WIDE receiver in the WORLD!!!" RGIII tweeted.

The circus will be at the Verizon Center from March 21 to 24. It will then head to Baltimore's 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore, Md. from March 27 to April 7. DRAGONS will also perform at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va. from April 10 to 21.

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