Members of New England Patriot Will Skip Meeting Trump

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    Feb 09, 2017 5:10 AM GMT
    NYT: At least three members of the Super Bowl-winning New England Patriots have said they will not visit the White House for the traditional meeting that championship teams have with the president.

    The Pro Bowl linebacker Dont’a Hightower became the latest to bow out when he told ESPN on Wednesday, “Been there, done that,” having visited with a championship Alabama team.

    Tight end Martellus Bennett told reporters after the Super Bowl that he would not go: “It is what it is,” he said. “People know how I feel about it. Just follow me on Twitter.” The outspoken Bennett had joked that he might move to outer space after Donald J. Trump was elected.

    The Pro Bowl safety Devin McCourty, a team captain, told 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.”

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/08/sports/football/new-england-patriots-white-house-visit-donald-trump.html
  • dreamcock

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    Feb 09, 2017 12:17 PM GMT
    But the best quarterback ever and MVP will be there to greet his friend President Trump!
  • roadbikeRob

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    Feb 09, 2017 6:49 PM GMT
    Evidently, all of the other Patriot teammates are democrats and liberals. Go figureicon_exclaim.gif
  • carew28

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    Feb 12, 2017 5:20 PM GMT
    dreamcock saidBut the best quarterback ever and MVP will be there to greet his friend President Trump!



    Tom is so busy looking for his jerzy that I wonder if he'll even have time to hang out with his pal Trump.