Making text a link and keeps displaying code

I have textbox on the homepage and when I highlight text and add a link it inserts code + the text.
My text is: "Office Legion"
and it becomes:
span style="color:rgb(200, 200, 200)" rel="color:rgb(200, 200, 200)"OFFICE/span span class="upfront_theme_color_2"LEGION/spanLEGION

Any idea what to do about this? This is a fresh install, the active plugins are:

Go Daddy Quick Setup
Limit Login Attempts
WPMU Dev Dashboard