For Christmas 2008, David Washington gave Alexandra Quick a slim, bright red cellular telephone with music and Internet capabilities. Claudia Green commented that the phone was expensive, and questioned the nature of Alex and David's relationship.
After Alex assured her mother that she and David were not dating, Claudia suggested that if Washington intended the phone as more than a friendly gift, that Alex should give it back. On December 26, Alex called David and ascertained that he did, in fact, not have a crush on her, and that he hadn't considered the price of the phone since his parents are well-off.
David called Alex on the cellphone over the summer of 2009. Claudia and Archie Green's speculation that Alex, in fact, had a crush on Washington was fueled by their discovery that David's father was a professional football player.