Patriots Players To Skip White House Visit
Three Patriots players have already decided they will skip the team trip to the White House this summer.
Though it is still months away, three New England Patriots have already said they will pass on meeting President Trump at the White House after their Super Bowl victory.
Martellus Bennett was the first to bow out, telling reporters after the Super Bowl “People know how I feel about it. Just follow me on Twitter.”
Safety Devon McCourty also wasted to time in saying he would pass on the traditional meeting, telling Time magazine,
“Basic reason for me is I don’t feel accepted in the White House. With the president having so many strong opinions and prejudices, I believe certain people might feel accepted there while others won’t.”
And most recently linebacker Dont'a Hightower has chosen to bow out as well telling ESPN he had "been there, done that" when he was part of the championship Alabama team.
Other players still seem to be on the fence, so more Patriots could be missing from that team visit when the time comes.